Digiweb awarded UK wireless licence


25 Feb 2008

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Digiweb is bringing its Metro wireless broadband to the UK after the company landed a wireless broadband licence from UK telecoms regulator Ofcom.

Ofcom is awarding a national wireless broadband license in the 10GHz spectrum to Digiweb for at least the next 15 years.

Digiweb plan to commence construction of its Metro broadband and phone network in Northern Ireland and throughout the UK immediately. Services are planned to go live in all cities and main towns of Northern Ireland by October of this year, co-ordinated from new regional offices, and are then due to expand throughout the UK over the following five years.

“We welcome this decision by Ofcom and will build from our existing managed services and satellite broadband business across the UK to ensure a rapid introduction of Metro and other exciting offerings,” said Colm Piercy, CEO, Digiweb.

“We are also looking forward to working closely with our UK partners to also deliver innovative backhaul services to 3G operators, CCTV companies, security forces, and corporate and government organisations over our independent networks.”

Digiweb is also developing networks under its licences in Norway, Iceland, Finland and Sweden.

By Niall Byrne