Thirty workers at Ericsson's office in Dublin are to lose their jobs.

Those impacted work in the area of service delivery at the telecoms and networking infrastructure manufacturer.

In a statement, the company said the reduction in the workforce is in line with its focused business strategy, which aims to improve efficiency and optimise its portfolio so that the needs of customers are better met.

It added that the announcement will not impact its day-to-day performance for existing customers.

In total, Ericsson now employs 1,225 at its software campus in Athlone and at its office in Clonskeagh in Dublin.

The overall workforce at the company's Irish operations has risen by 45 so far this year, with the numbers employed in Research and Development increasing and the company said it plans to continue hiring this year.

The firm said it regrets the impact of today's announcement on its employees and will be providing a comprehensive support programme to those who are losing their jobs.

Last year the company announced it was planning to reduce the number it employs here by 130, with most of the redundancies at its Dublin office.