Netfeasa Teo, a new start up which specialises in managing next generation Internet of Things (IoT) networks, is to establish a base in the Kerry Gaeltacht in Dingle with the support of Údarás na Gaeltachta. Netfeasa Teo will provide a fully managed service of IoT, M2M and sensor networks.
The Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe Mc Hugh TD said, “I’m delighted to hear that Netfeasa Teo has chosen the West Kerry Gaeltacht as a base for its operations. This illustrates that digital technology based enterprises can successfully work from some of the most rural locations in the country.”
The company plans to employ 15 people in their offices in An Cúilín, Dingle in the next 24 months and will be recruiting technology and software engineers as well as financial and administrator staff.
Steve Ó Cúláin, CEO of Údarás na Gaeltachta said, “This investment by the technology-led company will result in the creation of high quality graduate employment in the area. The promoters involved in this new start-up enterprise have a proven track record in competing in global markets, and we are committed to working with them in the coming months and years as they develop their business.”
Initially, Netfeasa is focusing its advanced mobile connectivity solutions on digital devices on the move, examples include; tourism, transportation and the automotive industry.
Announcing their new enterprise initiative at National Digital Week in Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Netfeasa Chairman, Mike Fitzgerald, said: “We see the West Kerry Gaeltacht as a fantastic location for our digital company. Over the last 15 years more than a hundred engineers have worked in several wireless technology companies in the region. This is an invaluable resource base and it allows us to build and compete with our peers in the IoT market. Netfeasa will offer a comprehensive fully managed service for a broad portfolio of wireless networks types, including; new generation WiFi Access, Voice over IP (VoIP), Internet of Things (IoT) including; M2M and Sensor network management.”
Mr Fitzgerald added, “Smart devices are only smart when the information they give us is of measurable value. The first project we have focused on in Netfeasa is ensuring that a tourist has the best possible experience from their trip. We are deploying communications devices and sensors in a live field trial across major tourist sites in Kerry. This IoT network recommends places and events based on the users own preferences and, as importantly, real time conditions that can impact the overall experience.”
The company will be recruiting experienced mobile network engineers preferably with a background working with mobile service providers. Graduate recruitment will begin in mid-2016.