Getting up to speed

The rise of mobile broadband shows no sign of abating. Ian Campbell looks at how fast you can expect to go ± and what you will have to pay

3rd July, 2010

When mobile broadband was launched in 2007, it gave Ireland's poor track record for high-speed connectivity a much needed boost.

Today, with 700,000 people signed up to the four Irish operators, its appeal shows no sign of abating. Speeds are getting faster and it has become an everyday tool for business. In parts of the country that are beyond the reach of copper wire and cable, it is the only option for high-speed connectivity.

The technology, however,...

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