AirSpeed invests €500k to rollout 10Mbps business network

22 Jul 2009

AirSpeed Telecom has been awarded 10.5GHz radio spectrum licenses by ComReg for Dundalk, Portlaoise, Wexford and Waterford and will invest €500,000 in 10Mbps services for businesses in these counties.

The new service will allow business users to access significant bandwidth services and faster and uncontended Internet, data, voice and video applications and, therefore, offer customers the ability to quickly align communications needs with business opportunities.

AirSpeed Telecom was also recently awarded multiple lots of 26GHz spectrum licenses from ComReg which will significantly increase capacity in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway for uncontended high bandwidth services. AirSpeed Telecom has signed a number of high profile contracts this year with companies such as Údarás na Gaeltachta, Vhi Healthcare and Vista Primary Care.

“This permits AirSpeed Telecom to bring bandwidth services of up to 10Mbps to business users in Dundalk, Portlaoise, Wexford and Waterford. Internet users will see a considerable difference with the uncontended services and the increased capacity allows us to achieve our ambitious development plans to expand AirSpeed Telecom services nationwide,” said Liam O’ Kelly, managing director with AirSpeed Telecom.

AirSpeed Telecom has invested €2.3 million in their network as part of a multi-million euro long term investment plan, demonstrating the company’s commitment to remain at the leading edge of radio transmission service provision in Ireland.

This investment involved the addition of 23 high site locations to the network, providing a platform for greater national reach.

AirSpeed Telecom employs 35 at offices in Dublin (Citywest) and Cork (CIT Campus). Clients include RTE, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Vhi Healthcare, TG4, Telegael, HEANet, Dairygold, NCSS (BreastCheck), Vista Primary Care and Windmill Lane.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years