50 new jobs for Kilkenny as EU Commissioner opens state-of-the-art design centre
By COLIN BARTLEY
FIFTY new jobs have been created in Kilkenny this morning by a telecommunication design company, shaping the way the internet is delivered.
Ireland’s EU Commissioner from Kilkenny, Phil Hogan was on hand to open Entregro’s new Fibre Network Design Centre of Excellence at the Danville Business Park.
The Irish-owned company is currently connecting 30,000 homes and businesses a month in the UK and Ireland to high-speed fibre optic networks through its bespoke-design delivery tools.
Entrego currently employs 100 people and is creating the 50 new positions in Kilkenny over the next 18 months. The roles are in the area of planning and design, fibre planning, GIS and other engineers positions.
Already companies like Virgin Media, Siro, CityFibre, Fibrus, CTL, Enet and others have already engaged Entegro to help build their digital networks.
Speaking at the opening, Commissioner Hogan said: “Connectivity is a prerequisite for future economic growth and job creation, particularly in rural areas.
“Entegro is helping to bridge the digital gap with its fibre and hybrid networks expertise. We’re now entering a significant phase in the development of broadband infrastructure in Ireland and across Europe, and companies like Entegro will be at the forefront of connecting our communities.
“The creation of 50 new jobs is great news for the area and the broader impact of Entegro’s work to help connect our citizens across the globe is hugely positive.”