New CEO to lead Indigo’s expansion

Created March 4, 2021
News and Business

Indigo Telecom Group’s Board of Directors has appointed Ian Duggan (pictured) as new CEO, effective as of 1st March 2021. Tasked with spearheading Indigo Telecom Group’s next phase of international expansion, Duggan joins as CEO after founding and serving as CEO of 4site since 2003, the specialist provider of mobile wireless and fibre services acquired by Indigo Telecom Group in 2019.

Indigo Telecom says it will focus on international expansion and capitalising on global market opportunities around Data Centres Fibre to the Home (FTTH), Wireless/5G, Digitisation and Telco Network Services. Specifically, Indigo is looking at expanding into APAC (Singapore), Germany and the USA. The company says it sees huge opportunities in these regions. In addition, Indigo announced in January 2021 it plans to hire 100 people to its Fibre Centre of Excellence in Limerick, Ireland and in 2020 alone, it welcomed 140 people to the team. Through its 4Site subsidiary, the company is currently providing design and planning services for Ireland’s National Broadband Ireland initiative, which aims to increase the national network’s minimum download speed from 150Mbps to 500Mbps.

Duggan has spent nearly 30 years working across multiple roles in civil engineering and telecoms. After graduating as an engineer with a BSc in Construction Management from Waterford Institute of Technology in 1992, Duggan worked as an Engineer on a range of major civil projects in the Republic of Ireland. In 1996, Duggan joined Esat Digifone where he worked as a principal engineer and looked after the roll out of hundreds of mobile network sites. During his six years with the company, he saw Esat Digifone transform to Digifone and finally to O2. In 2003 Duggan founded 4site and grew the business to a leading telco design company across the UK and Ireland before being acquired by Indigo in 2019.

Kevin Taylor MBE, executive chairman, Indigo Telecom Group, said of the announcement, “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.”

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

Indigo Telecom Group specialises in delivering Design, Build and Support services to a dynamic market where businesses and consumers demand powerful connectivity. Today, Indigo Telecom Group has access to over 1,000 engineers globally.

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.