Invest NI Secures US IT Investment for Northern Ireland

Feb 05, 2014

Picture: Michael Cooper

Pictured with Alastair at the company’s premises are Geoffrey K. Hicks, GTT’s Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering (left) and Richard A Steenbergen, GTT’s Chief Technology Officer (right).

Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive of Invest Northern Ireland, today announced that US communications company GTT is setting up a network operations centre in Belfast, creating up to 12 high quality jobs.
 
The investment is being supported by Invest NI, which has offered £84,000 of assistance, and will generate more than £440,000 annually in additional salaries.
 
GTT provides cloud networking services globally and the new Belfast centre will support its growing base of multinational clients.
 
Announcing the investment Alastair Hamilton said: “GTT is the latest international company to choose Northern Ireland as a location for investment and its presence augments and strengthens our growing IT telecoms and network servicing sector.
 
“The company was drawn to Northern Ireland by the available specialist skills here and the support offered by Invest NI. It was also influenced by the very positive experience that other US companies have had here.”
 
Rick Calder, CEO and President of GTT, said: “GTT is experiencing tremendous growth with more than 2,000 clients in over 100 countries. To keep pace with this growth, we are opening another Global Network Operations Centre to broaden our capabilities of providing superior service to our clients with simplicity, speed and agility.
 
“GTT selected Belfast due to the quality and depth of the highly skilled workforce that Northern Ireland has to offer, and its excellent network infrastructure and support from Invest NI,” said Geoffrey K. Hicks, GTT’s Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering.
 
The Belfast centre will be located in the Northern Ireland Science Park.
 

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