Irish round-up: BT wins MPLS contract, Meteor launches new mobile broadband service

5 Mar 2009

BT Ireland has won a EUR500,000 (USD627,140) contract to create and manage a high speed multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network across 16 locations in the Republic of Ireland for Kilsaran Concrete. In a press statement, BT said the new service will enable Kilsaran Concrete to benefit from increased cost efficiencies through the implementation of a ‘flexible communications infrastructure platform’.

In a separate story, Irish mobile operator Meteor, owned by former monopoly eircom, yesterday launched a new mobile broadband service, available to pay-as-you-go and contract (Billpay) customers. The cellco’s ‘Broadband to Go’ package is initially available to customers in Cork City and the larger Dublin regions. Meteor plans to roll out a new, high speed HSDPA network to other major cities and towns by the end of the year providing maximum (theoretical) download speeds of 14.4Mbps. The operator also plans to pilot a maximum 21.1Mbps service on its network by the end of 2009.

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