Viberoptix smashes 100th employee mark in just four months

Viberoptix managing director Naomhan McCrory at the company's new premises in Coalisland with Aidan Kennedy (splicer) and Emma McAliskey (financial controller). Picture: Kelvin Boyes/PressEye
Gary McDonald Business Editor

COALISLAND-based fibre infrastructure firm Viberoptix says it has recruited more than 100 employees in record time.

It has just welcomed its 125th member to the team within four months of its creation.

And Viberoptix - which is set to play a key role in the roll-out of the government's Project Stratum - continues to recruit infrastructure and fibre engineers, project managers, accountants and various other roles.

Managing director Naomhan McCrory said: “Full fibre has finally been recognised as the key to unlocking digital imbalance in Northern Ireland and demand for fibre networks is growing rapidly.

“The pandemic has accelerated the need for effective, high speed broadband, as more and more people are now working, schooling and staying connected with friends and family from home.

“Throughout this challenging period, our teams have continued to work to instal this vital service to ensure home and business owners have access to full fibre networks.”

He added: “We build the network infrastructure to enable full fibre broadband providers to reach their customers, so the demand for our services has increased and our team has grown exponentially. In bringing the fastest broadband to your home, we've had to expand and grow our expert team at a rapid rate.

“This is a really exciting time for Viberoptix, particularly because we are creating new jobs for local people in the areas in which we operate - some who had been made redundant due to the pandemic.”

The company's growth is also connected to the recent awarding of Project Stratum to full fibre broadband provider Fibrus, as Viberoptix is the main provider of fibre build resources for their network. And along with partners Charles Brand, they are building the key infrastructure to connect rural Northern Ireland.

Naomhan added: “We're proud to play a leading part in this sector, with people who are as passionate about digital transformation. Connectivity will soon be revolutionised for rural and regional areas, and we are delighted to be part of that journey.”

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