27/10/2016

Irish Tech Firm To Create 60 New Jobs

Technology firm Cubic Telecom is to create a total of 60 new jobs in Dublin, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced.

Speaking at an event at the CHQ Building in Dublin, the Taoiseach said the global connectivity platform provider will increase its Irish workforce from 80 to 140 over the next 12 months.

Cubic Telecom is working with Audi to bring the first connected cars to Ireland and are promoting connected services across Europe through one SIM card specially installed into each Audi model, thereby creating an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot.

The SIM card allows 100Mbps high-speed internet access on the road, letting drivers and passengers avail of online services including Google Street View, traffic and parking information, and a range of infotainment features, including email, calendar and social media integration.

The first generation of Cubic-enabled Audi vehicles launched earlier this summer in Europe and are now available in Ireland.

On a recent visit to Dublin, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella pointed to Cubic Telecom as an innovative Internet of Things company on the global stage, calling it "a fantastic example of an Irish start-up that not only has built something that is significant for Europe, but worldwide".

Speaking at the event, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, said: "Cubic Telecom is a brilliant example of an Irish company excelling on the world stage, and its partnership with a global brand like Audi is further testament to this. This announcement is yet more evidence that the Irish economy remains productive and innovative and our indigenous tech sector is growing from strength to strength."

Barry Napier, CEO of Cubic Telecom, also said: "Cubic is enabling in-car connectivity on an international scale through partnerships with tier one mobile operators. Our expanding company will help us innovate further in the Internet of Things space, and create industry-leading products and services. The future is ripe with potential and we look forward to taking Cubic technology global."

Henning Dohrn, Managing Director of Audi Ireland, said: "Tech is powering the next revolution in motoring and our partnership with Cubic Telecom is one of its key instigators. Cubic Telecom distils Audi's connectivity down to a single SIM card, providing Audi drivers hassle-free access to useful online services, making their drives more convenient and efficient."

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell-O'Connor, said: "Today's jobs announcement by Cubic Telecom is very welcome. Cubic is a prominent and important Irish owned software company that is leading in its sector. Cubic Telecom's expansion is a testament to the growing skilled Irish workforce. Ireland is fast becoming an international leader in business and a world-class innovator in some of the technology sector's most exciting and disruptive new fields. The government with Enterprise Ireland will continue to support Cubic Telecom as it grows and develops global partnerships, cementing its position as leading the way in the area of in-vehicle connectivity. I wish Cubic and their team the very best for their bright future."

Recruitment has already begun for roles across software development, network engineering and commercial departments. The company expects to have all 60 roles filled by December 2017.

(MH/LM)

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