Vodafone Ireland has secured a significant amount of spectrum in the Irish government’s auction, enabling the company to provide its customers with enhanced mobile internet services across the country.
The spectrum award will support Vodafone Ireland’s plans to develop the next generation of wireless data services, known as Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. LTE transforms the customer experience of the mobile internet, offering high-speed data access and rich multimedia services.
Vodafone Ireland acquired 2x10MHz in the 800MHz band, 2x10MHz in the 900MHz band, and 2x15 MHz in the 1800MHz band valid from 2013 until 2015. Vodafone Ireland also acquired 2x10MHz in the 800MHz band, 2x10MHz in the 900MHz band, and 2x25MHz in the 1800MHz band valid from 2015 until 2030. The total amount paid is €160.8 million.
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