Ian Duggan appointed Indigo Telecom Group CEO

Duggan joins as CEO after founding and serving as CEO of 4site, the mobile wireless and fibre provider acquired by Indigo Telecom Group in 2019, since 2003.

The new Indigo Telecom CEO brings nearly 30 years’ experience in working across multiple roles in civil engineering and telecoms, having worked as an engineer on a range of major civil projects in the Republic of Ireland.

Duggan also previously spent six years as a principal engineer at Esat Digifone, overseeing the roll out of hundreds of mobile network sites, and serving during the company’s transition to Digifone, and then to O2 in Ireland (now merged with Three Ireland).

In 2003, Duggan founded 4site, growing the telco degign business across the UK and Ireland before it was acquired by Indigo.

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“I am honoured to take on the role of CEO for Indigo Telecom Group at such an exciting time in the company’s history,” said new Indigo Telecom CEO, Duggan.

“As well as establishing a stronger presence in Germany, APAC and the USA, our ambition is to further expand and to become a telecom leader that commits to promoting a sustainable, inclusive and trusted workplace.

“I look forward to bringing my expertise and passion to the group, working closely with the board and executive management team to build on our winning culture for our employees while driving long-term value for our customers.

“We are a people-first company, and we are always looking to develop our extraordinary skilled staff and to bring on new skills and talent to our growing global team.”

Kevin Taylor MBE, executive chairman of Indigo Telecom Group, commented: “The Indigo Telecom Group Board is excited to appoint Ian as the new CEO that will take the company forward.

“Ian is a hugely experienced business leader with a proven history of developing and growing a sustainable, diversified and profitable business.

“We have worked closely together since the 4site acquisition and I have seen first-hand that Ian is the right person to lead Indigo Telecom Group forward into our next phase of our international growth.”

Indigo Telecom Group currently has access to over 1,000 engineers globally, and announced plans to hire 100 people to its Fibre Centre of Excellence in Limerick, Ireland, last month.

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Aaron Hurst

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