Ericsson steps up R&D efforts with 250 new staff in Ireland

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Ericsson plans to hire 250 new staff to further its 5G efforts at its Irish research and development (R&D) centre in Athlone.

The highly skilled roles will include software developers, data scientists, architects, cloud and mobile communication engineers and will be offered over the next three years as the Swedish telecoms equipment manufacturer continues its 5G development programme.

Several major tech companies have significant presences in Ireland, most notably Apple, which opened a facility in County Cork in 1980.

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Ericsson opened its site in Athlone a year earlier in 1979 and is now the …