Vodafone is the second major network to introduce 4G in Ireland. Starting from next Monday, Vodafone customers should be able to gain access to 4G mobile broadband services in certain areas of the country.
The company is switching on 4G in six cities and 23 towns across the south east and south west of the country, the second major network to do so since Eircom introduced the service for Meteor and eMobile customers last month.
Vodafone claims 4G devices on their network will be capable of speeds of up to 74MBS, which will allow customers to watch video content online without buffering, and upload pictures to social media in seconds.
In order to access the service, customers must have a 4G device and a 4G sim.
Irish telecoms group Eircom has announced the launch of Ireland’s first 4G mobile service offering superfast mobile data speeds that are up to ten times faster than previously available. In a press release the company said that users of its Meteor Mobile and eMobile brand services can expect peak speeds will reach between 20Mbps to 25Mbps, and in technical trials the operator has clocked speeds of more than 60Mbps. The launch has been facilitated by the group’s EUR330 million (USD445 million) investment in mobile services, part of Eircom’s EUR1.5 billion commitment to Ireland’s telecoms infrastructure. With network reach expected to hit 43% of the population by December 2013, Eircom is looking to draw in new subscribers with the offer of free mobile data until March 2014.
THE FORMER head of Vodafone Ireland has been named the new boss at its British operations. Jeroen Hoencamp, who left Vodafone Ireland to take up a senior role in the UK in January, will be tasked with managing the group’s roll-out of a faster mobile network in its bid to catch up with market leader EE. Hoencamp, currently the UK enterprise director, has previously held a number of marketing and sales roles in Vodafone Netherlands.
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