Genband to create 100 jobs in Galway

Barry O'Leary, chief executive, IDA

Barry O’Leary, chief executive, IDA

US telecommunications company Genband has said it will create 100 jobs in its new international headquarters in Galway.

The company, which develops IP infrastructure, plans to establish its international HQ and business services centre in Galway, representing an €8m investment.

The jobs will be in finance, supply chain management, customer support, software development, HR, legal and administrative activities.

Charlie Vogt, CEO and president of Genband said, “The establishment of our international headquarters operation in Ireland represents a critical component of Genband’s continued global strategy and growth.

“Ireland’s breadth of high-quality, skilled human resources made Galway an ideal setting for our expansion, particularly when combined with the region’s competitive cost structure and leadership as a telecommunications corridor.”

The development is supported by IDA and its CEO Barry O’Leary said the investment is “very significant” for the county. He said that of the 72 investments made by IDA in 2010, this is the 25th which involves more than 100 jobs.

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe, TD also welcomed the announcement stating, “This investment shows that Ireland is very much open for business and that our enterprise economy remains vibrant. Ireland continues to meet the requirements of global corporations to run international operations.”

Genband supplies switching, networking and service solution to more than 80 countries. Its main headquarters are located in Plano, Texas but it has operations in more than 50 countries.