This is exciting. The results from Ireland's 4G auction have been announced earlier than expected, bringing the country one step closer to super fast wireless broadband and instantly pocketing the bootstrapped Irish government approximately €482 million.
Ofcom, the independent regulator for the British communications industries, has today approved an application from Everything Everywhere to use its existing 1800 MHz spectrum to deliver 4G or LTE services.
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.
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.