Sheffield broadband firm needs engineers, managers and accountants now

A Sheffield broadband company is hiring eight as it gears up to build a £20m factory in South Yorkshire.

Curvalux needs software and hardware engineers, project managemers and accountants now.

The firm already employs 15 at the Electric Works on Sheaf Street. It is planning a £20m factory close to the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Rotherham, set to create 200 jobs. The company makes equipment to connect remote communities to the internet.

Nir Barkan, UK chief executive, said they were seeing huge demand as telecoms providers all over the world ‘wake up to the need to connect suburban and rural populations and tackle the digital divide’.

Curvalux is based in the Electric Works on Sheaf Street.

He added: “We’ve selected the UK as the base for our office HQ and our R&D teams, and these hires will help us to continue to meet this growing global demand while also creating opportunities and growth for the Sheffield region.”

In March, Curvalux announced a deal with the biggest mobile network operator in the Philippines, Globe Telecom. It says it also has major contracts with British and global telecoms providers in the pipeline.

Last year, it accepted an £8m grant from the taxpayer from the Sheffield City Region to set up shop in South Yorkshire. The AMRC is part of the University of Sheffield.

The company makes multi-beam antenna systems that require ‘line of sight’ between a transmitter on a mast and house, which needs a receiver. It is one of several firms targeting the estimated 3.2bn unconnected people around the world.

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