Mobile Business: Mobile revolution changing gears

Next year we are likely to see the launch of 4G mobile services in Ireland, but what can we expect in terms of speeds and pricing? Ian Campbell reports.

5th May, 2012
Kai Sahala, head of product marketing for mobile broadband, Nokia Siemens Networks.

The communications regulator, ComReg, has set the wheels in motion for auctioning 4G licences in Ireland, the next generation of mobile phone technology known as LTE (Long Term Evolution) that has theoretical data speeds of up to 100Mbps.

The regulator plans a 'clock auction', multiple rounds of bids for integrated packages of different spectrums that will eventually cover rural as well as urban areas.

All Ireland's existing mobile operators will bid, including Eircom/Meteor despite its...

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