20 jobs come on stream as fibre centre at Limerick HQ unveiled
08 February 2018
4site, which specialises in designing, building and maintaining network infrastructure for owners and operators of distributed networks across Ireland and the UK, invests €250K and creates 20 jobs with launch of fibre centre
Minister Denis Naughten and CEO Ian Duggan
4site, a company specialising in designing, building and maintaining network infrastructure for owners and operators of distributed networks across Ireland and the UK, has invested €250,000 in its Limerick HQ with the creation of a fibre centre.
4site provides engineering solutions for major infrastructural developments in telecommunications, power, renewables and multi-site networks. Clients include Vodafone, SIRO, Cignal, Huawei, Netshare, 2RN (RTE), Three, Ericsson, Nokia and enet.
Established in 2002, 4site employs 70 people and it now plans to expand its team further by adding 20 additional positions over the coming months.
Its in-house technical teams design, survey, build and maintain communications networks, adapting technology, tools and processes to deliver reliable and future-proofed turnkey services for clients.
Centre will bring together fibre design, survey and planning engineers
The fibre centre will bring together fibre design, survey and planning engineers who will continually innovate how fibre networks are designed and delivered, while also focusing on specialised training for graduate engineers to meet not just the current demands, but future 5G or next generation network developments.
The company offers a graduate programme, complete with its own specially created training programmes, to students of Limerick Institute of Technology, University of Limerick and further afield.
Worked on development of UK’s first ‘smart city’
As well as experience in fibre technology, 4site also has worked in the planning, design and build of wireless networks. It recently participated on the development of a 5G ready network in Aberdeen, which will help turn the location into the UK’s first ‘smart city’.
The new infrastructure comprises a network of small cells attached to street furniture such as lamp posts and traffic lights connecting key areas in the city centre into a central hub site. 4site is also working with some of its Irish clients in developing similar shared networks.
The company also aims to utilise innovative technology to drive efficiency for clients. One example of this is its new customised mobile App, developed in conjunction with Esri Ireland, which resulted in a 50 per cent reduction in data collection time and a 25 per cent reduction in planning and design turn-around time – meaning significant cost and time efficiencies for clients.
‘Spotting gaps in their industry’
Minister for Communications Denis Naughten said: “4site’s business is a vital part of the larger telecommunications industry in Ireland. It is a real example of a company spotting gaps in their industry and applying expertise and new technologies to find practical solutions.
“A particular example that strikes me is 4site’s app, developed with Esri Ireland, which reduces engineering time and increases accuracy for the design and build of fibre networks.”
Ian Duggan, CEO of 4site, said: “Insatiable demand for bandwidth and rapid developments in technology are pushing the limits of existing communications networks. The pressure to roll out advanced networks is huge and we are delighted to provide smart and effective solutions that speed up delivery time for the service providers bringing fibre to homes, businesses and existing wireless networks.”
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