eircom WiMAX trials under way

12 Oct 2006

Ireland’s dominant telecoms operator eircom has confirmed it has begun trials of WiMAX broadband services, according to siliconrepublic.com quoting a spokesman for the company. The launch of WiMAX is, however, unlikely to take place any time soon, with the company instead focusing on trials of WiMAX and other technologies to move beyond the limitations of fixed-wireless access, for which eircom is licensed. The online portal says the former monopoly is rumoured to be planning to launch WiMAX-like services that would act as a ‘Ripwave killer’ in competing with wireless broadband firm Irish Broadband.

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