Ripplecom, one of Ireland’s leading telecommunications companies, has invested €1.2m in upgrading its core and backhaul networks. The company is also creating 20 new jobs in Limerick.

Hiring has already started for the 20 the new positions, which will be for a variety of roles in sales, marketing, customer service and engineering. The new hires will bring Ripplecom’s total workforce to 50 and they will be based at the company’s new, larger head office in Raheen Business Park in Limerick.

This expansion programme enables Ripplecom to offer a broader range of technology solutions to business customers on a nationwide basis including large urban locations. The solutions include broadband, voice, cyber security and customer-specific IT services.

Ripplecom’s core network, powered by Juniper technology, now enables the provision of services across multiple, cross-connected world-class data centres, thus ensuring ‘always-on’ resilient connections to the internet. All major backhaul links have also been upgraded to provide significant additional capacity for future traffic growth. The technology platforms used to support the solutions has been enhanced to include fibre, e-fibre and copper-based infrastructure in tandem with the more traditional wireless infrastructure operated by the company.

Speaking about the significance of this investment upgrade, the Chief Technology Officer of Ripplecom, Denis Herlihy, said: “This investment underpins Ripplecom’s commitment to provide quality product offerings to the SME marketspace. Our enhanced core and backhaul network enables Ripplecom to connect customers throughout the 26 counties. Leveraging this new capacity, Ripplecom now has unparalleled reach and can service more business locations than most other service providers in Ireland.”
Ripplecom, one of Ireland’s leading rural telecommunications companies, has invested €1.2m in upgrading its core and backhaul networks. The company is also creating 20 new jobs in Limerick. Pictured are Ripplecom CEO John McDonnell and CTO Denis Herlihy. Picture by Shane O'Neill Photography.Pictured above is Ripplecom CEO John McDonnell and CTO Denis Herlihy.
Picture by Shane O’Neill Photography.

John McDonnell, Managing Director of Ripplecom, revealed that the Company is moving into larger offices in Raheen Business Park Limerick in the next few weeks to facilitate the increased business activity being experienced at present. “Our unrivalled network reach is delivering the entire suite of Ripplecom cloud-based services to a new business audience across the country. Providing optimal connectivity, telephony, and security solutions to multi-site organisations and standalone operations at an affordable price is key to our success”, commented Mr. McDonnell.

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