More spectrum could mean widespread wi-fi

Digiweb has claimed that two-thirds of the population could get high-speed wireless internet within a year, at very low cost, if telecoms regulator ComReg released more spectrum.

19th May, 2012

High-speed wireless internet could be provided to two-thirds of the Irish population within a year at one-tenth of the cost of fibre-optic broadband if the telecoms regulator ComReg was prepared to release more spectrum, according to Irish provider Digiweb.

The company, which has almost 100,000 customers, has been seeking permission from ComReg since 2008 for spectrum in a particular bandwidth so that it can offer what it describes as "significantly-improved" internet access to businesses and...

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