Multisource to cut staff

Multisource, the parent company of iBurst and Broadlink, has offered employees voluntary retrenchment packages in a move to reduce staff numbers.

It is understood that between 60 and 70 staff members are targeted for voluntary retrenchment.

Should not enough staff members accept the voluntary retrenchment offers, the company is expected to implement forced retrenchments.

Multisource is currently rolling out an LTE-A data network using WBS’s spectrum, which will replace its current iBurst network.

The network is being built by Huawei and Nokia. According to Multisource technical staff members, they have effectively been made redundant by the company’s outsourcing strategy.

Multisource told MyBroadband its strategy has a strong technology focus and incorporates a structural review of all companies within the group.

“This will ensure that the organisational model is correctly aligned to the overall vision and strategy,” said Multisource.

It said that part of the process is to review all legacy technologies, systems, and infrastructure.

“This encompasses a detailed skills mapping exercise to ensure the business is correctly positioned for the planned launch of an LTE-A wireless network.”

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