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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ireland to see mobile network partnership but no spectrum sharing

Telefónica O2 Ireland and the eircom Group have announced a new mobile network sharing arrangement in Ireland. Between them, the two companies are responsible for services using the O2, Tesco Mobile, Meteor and eMobile brands.

They’ll be consolidating cell sites where possible, working together to provide and maintain site equipment. However the organisations will remain in competition with their own assets and spectrum.

Stephen Shurrock, CEO of Telefonica O2 Ireland, said “We continue to see strong demand from consumers and businesses alike for higher bandwidth services, as mobile data usage grows. Today’s announcement will enable us to not only deliver new and enhanced services, including faster broadband speeds, but also to do it in a much more efficient way, providing the best mobile infrastructure for the customer and the economy alike. There is a strong strategic requirement for greater collaboration and focus in the area of investment in helping to accelerate the introduction of new technologies and O2 is delighted to be at the forefront of this development.”

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