CEO of UPC Ireland Dana Strong. Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

UPC to create 50 jobs

The company has also announced that it is to invest €80million into developing its broadband network.

TELEVISION AND BROADBAND provider UPC has today announced that it is to create 50 new jobs in the coming weeks and also invest €80 million into its broadband network.

The jobs being created will range from customer service and sales to management and administrative roles which will support the company during its growth phase.

UPC CEO, Dana Strong said: “We’re experiencing an increase in demand for our services right across the group from both residential and business customers.  To support the growth of our business operations it is necessary to increase resources to match consumer demand”.

UPC currently employs 845 people in Ireland.

The communications company has already invested €400 million in its fibre network and plans to inject a further €80 million into the infrastructure in order to extend the reach of its services, including HD and Video on Demand

Recently UPC announced that 99 per cent of its broadband customers will be upgraded to speeds of 20Mbs or more by September.

Read: Eircom to invest €100m into broadband network >

Read: Ireland makes the top ten for global broadband speeds >

Read: Broadband speeds on increase as UPC rolls out 20Mb lines >

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