Irish global connected software platform, Cubic Telecom, today announced the creation of 60 new jobs at its Dublin office, meaning that the company will grow from 80 to 140 people over the next twelve months.
The jobs announcement was made by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD and Minister Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD at a breakfast event at the CHQ Building in Dublin.
Speaking at the event, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, said: “Cubic Telecom is a brilliant example of an Irish company excelling on the world stage, and its partnership with a global brand like Audi is further testament to this. This announcement is yet more evidence that the Irish economy remains productive and innovative and our indigenous tech sector is growing from strength to strength.”
In their new partnership Cubic Telecom and Audi are bringing the first connected cars to Ireland and are promoting connected services across Europe through one SIM card specially installed into each Audi model, thereby creating an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot.
The SIM card allows 100Mbps high-speed internet access on the road, letting drivers and passengers avail of online services including Google Street View, traffic and parking information, and a range of infotainment features, including email, calendar and social media integration.
The first generation of Cubic-enabled Audi vehicles launched earlier this summer in Europe and are now available in Ireland.
On a recent visit to Dublin, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella pointed to Cubic Telecom as an innovative Internet of Things company on the global stage, calling it “a fantastic example of an Irish start-up that not only has built something that is significant for Europe, but worldwide”.