1,500 subscribers sign up for Meteor 3G broadband

12 Mar 2009

Meteor has reported that its new Broadband to Go 14.4Mbps service has attracted 1,500 customers in the first two weeks.

Initially available to customers in Cork city and the larger Dublin regions, the company said the figures indicate the rapid growth in popularity that Broadband to Go has experienced in these areas.

“We are very pleased with these initial figures, and that 1,500 customers have already recognised the great value and high speeds that Broadband to Go has to offer,” Meteor’s sales director Sean McGrath said.

“We look forward to further positive results in the weeks to come, as we continue with our expansion plans to make Broadband to Go even more widely available around the country.”

Broadband to Go was launched with the award-winning Huawei E180 dongle, the world’s slimmest mobile broadband device, which is available on both Pay As You Go and Bill Pay. The device is provisioned to allow speeds of up to 7.2Mbps.

Prepay users have options to buy either a day pass at €2.99 for 500MB or a 30-day pass at €19.99 for 5GB. The E180 is available at €79 for Pay As You Go Customers. Bill-pay costs €16.99 per month for 5GB with the E180 priced at just €29.

Broadband to Go is now available in Meteor stores, and will be distributed through channel partners such as Carphone Warehouse and 3G Mobile, with additional retail partners to be announced soon.

Meteor said the service will only be sold within the high-speed coverage areas.

Speaking at last week’s launch, Meteor chief operations officer Brendan Lynch told siliconrepublic.com that the existing network covers 33pc of the population, mainly in Dublin and Cork, and that by September, the service will cover 53pc of the Irish population.

By John Kennedy