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Roll-out of 4G Internet network by 2012

  • 14-10-2009 8:16am
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    Around 200 new jobs are set to be created as a result of the roll-out of a new high-speed 4G Internet network across the country.

    The Irish-owned communications firm Imagine says it will provide high-speed access to 90% of the country by 2012 through its new WiMax technology.

    Phase one of the scheme, which covers a quarter of a million homes, will be completed by the middle of next month.

    One hundred million euro is being invested in the project.

    http://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/national-news/business/rollout-of-4g-internet-network-to-create-200-jobs-1912560.html

    As I'm not up to date with the new topologies for networking (was going through a 3g introduction when I qualified from college) this 4g network provides a nominal rate of 100Mbits/sec according to wikipedia. Obviously this will be very dependent on the signal, amount of users in a single cell and the weather conditions. It still is a huge boost for broadband infrastructure in Ireland. Perhaps someone may know more about the 4th generation network?

    Wimax is using the OFDM techonlogy.
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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,234 ✭✭✭✭ Sponge Bob


    Yawn. This is a RIPWAVE replacement now that ripwave is unsellable because of its awful reputation.

    It will not cover 90% of the state.

    It will not even cover the 90% of the population who occupy the most densely populated 65% of the state by area.

    It runs at 5.3ghz or 3.5ghz or at similar high frequencies all with propogation and building penetration 'issues' . Expect the modem to live on the window sill most of the time hunting for signal vestiges .

    Nor will it create 200 jobs ...excepting maybe 20-30 jobs in their large call centre .....which is in Armagh.

    Spin waffle and marketing guff, that is all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 379 ✭✭ ryanch09


    3 Ireland already has a 4G network but speeds are very slow. I Sometimes plug my phone into the PC and use the internet. Not very good unlike my 10mb broadband from UPC at home :p:p:p:p:p


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    ryanch09 wrote: »
    3 Ireland already has a 4G network but speeds are very slow. I Sometimes plug my phone into the PC and use the internet. Not very good unlike my 10mb broadband from UPC at home :p:p:p:p:p

    3's network is HSDPA which is generally seen as "3.5G", Imagine's network is WIMAX. But you're lucky to get HSDPA, it degrades to normal UMTS ("3G") and then GPRS ("2.5G") - not sure if 3 have EDGE ("2.75G")deployed at all.


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