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Fibre broadband
Web

Irish enterprise continues online trend

Figures published today by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that more and more Irish businesses are getting online, with consecutive yearly increases in enterprise internet subscriptions, and an increase in online commerce with regard to both the selling and purchasing of goods and services.
aertv
Web

Watch Irish TV online for free with aertv

A new online Irish TV service, aertv, launched yesterday, allowing viewers to watch 11 Irish and international channels in one place, directly within the browser. What's more, the service requires no registration and is absolutely free.
Internet speed test
Web

Ireland has the second slowest broadband in the EU

Ireland is listed at 41 in world internet speed rankings, behind other countries like Bulgaria, Poland and the United Kingdom, according to aggregated data from SpeedTests.net. Perhaps most dishearteningly, Ireland has the second lowest internet speeds among EU member states, only scoring marginally better than Luxembourg in last place.
Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt. Credit: dsearls on Flickr
Web

Even Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt is complaining about Irish broadband

While the current state of broadband infrastructure in Ireland in nothing short of disgraceful, it’s a relief somewhat to hear that a person held in such regard as Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt thinks so too. Speaking in Dublin yesterday, Schmidt stated how Ireland is “behind” on the roll-out of acceptable broadband and that Irish taxpayer’s money would be better invested in broadband “that serves the citizens”.
Satellite and fibre broadband subscriptions increased by 12% over the past year
Web

Over 146,000 Irish households and businesses still on 2Mbps broadband or less

Figures published yesterday in the latest Irish Communications Market ComReg quarterly report suggest that 146,326 households and businesses in Ireland are currently subscribed to broadband packages of 2Mbps or less. Data concerning Q1 2011 indicates that 123,934 residential broadband subscriptions and 22,392 business broadband subscriptions are currently active for packages offering between 144kps and 1.99Mbps download speeds.
Newquay Harbour, Cornwall
Technology

First UK field trials of 4G broadband to begin this September

Everything Everywhere, the company behind Orange and T-Mobile, have teamed up with BT to deliver the first field trial of 4G LTE broadband, promising speeds of up to 100 Mbps. The two companies will share their fixed telecommunications and mobile technology to provide high speed wireless broadband on a trial basis to customers in South Newquay, Cornwall.
Optical fibres permit the transmission of data over longer distances and at higher speeds
Mobile

Three announces €38 million investment with new BT contract

Irish mobile network operator Three has today announced a €38 million investment contract with BT, which will see BT’s fibre network expand to over 200 new mobile sites and to a further 1,000 existing sites currently serving Three customers. This new fibre network will vastly increase bandwidth nationwide and will facilitate network speeds of up to 100Mb.
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