Network and application performance management company Data Edge has appointed Paul Phelan as its new chief executive as the company's founder Brian McBride steps down after 30 years.

Data Edge also today announced plans to double its workforce over the next three years, with ten new jobs planned for its sales and engineering divisions.

Headquartered in Bray in Co Wicklow, Data Edge has provided field test equipment for telecommunications companies for over 30 years.

The company has installed and managed a large percentage of the country's critical time and synchronisation and timing infrastructure, including the installation of the first caesium clock in Ireland in the late 1980s.

Paul Phelan, CEO of Data Edge, said he was delighted to formally take the reins at Data Edge, having spent almost three decades helping to build and shape the company's success.

"As we embark on a new phase of growth, we look forward to helping new clients protect their GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and network synchronisation systems with our transformative GPS anti-jamming solution, and we're also particularly excited to broaden our portfolio into Data Centre power and efficiency monitoring as we expand our sales and engineering teams into these new areas in the coming years," he added.