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Thread: Government raises almost 1 billion from 4G auction

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    Default Government raises almost 1 billion from 4G auction

    The government is to receive 854 million from the auction of the 4G radio spectrum which includes the frequencies just vacated by terrestrial television.

    http://www.comreg.ie/_fileupload/pub...omReg12123.pdf

    4G services are due to kick off in Ireland by late 2013.

    Will we now get affordable broadband throughout Ireland ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Gill View Post
    Will we now get affordable broadband throughout Ireland ??
    That old FF exclamation springs to mind. Eircom is even trying to get out of charging line rental in UPC areas to compete with UPC.

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    Given our population density, I cannot see 4G being widely available outside Dublin before 2015.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Gill View Post
    The government is to receive €854 million from the auction of the 4G radio spectrum which includes the frequencies just vacated by terrestrial television.

    http://www.comreg.ie/_fileupload/pub...omReg12123.pdf

    4G services are due to kick off in Ireland by late 2013.

    Will we now get affordable broadband throughout Ireland ??
    Not sure 4g is the answer people think it is to the broadband issue..but wait and see I suppose.

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    how many consumers will this service? if its 1million that means everyone will be paying €854 before a single switch is flicked.

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    Thanks - typically the technologies mentioned tend to be referred to as 3.5 G. Of course "3.5 G License" doesn't sound quite so sexy!

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    The place with a plethora of options (ie. Dublin) already will get 4G. That is just the way it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepness View Post
    Not sure 4g is the answer people think it is to the broadband issue..but wait and see I suppose.
    It isn't. There are people in the slow lane that can't move to the middle lane, let alone thefast lane. All 4G will do is add an extra super high speed lane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan2010 View Post
    how many consumers will this service? if its 1million that means everyone will be paying €854 before a single switch is flicked.
    And before a cent is invested in the network, hence my question in the OP about affordability.

    Should the government have run the auction differently to incentivise affordability or is that just socialist nonsense ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith-M View Post
    Given our population density, I cannot see 4G being widely available outside Dublin before 2015.
    Sher Why would the farm animals, haystacks and hurlers in ditches need 4g broadband?
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