Irish wireless broadband provider AirSpeed Telecom has reportedly established connectivity to the LINX Internet Exchange in London. A report from online journal TechZone360 notes that the LINX Internet Exchange is a mutually-owned facility where providers in the London area can connect with each other. It has around 400 members from 50 countries all over the world, including the likes of Akami, Limelight, Amazon, Google and the BBC.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, AirSpeed Telecom began trading in November 2003 and employs 30 staff at offices in Sandyford in Dublin and at Model Farm Road in Cork. In July 2009 the firm, which provides voice and data services to a range of businesses across Ireland, was awarded 10.5GHz radio spectrum licenses by the regulator ComReg for Dundalk, Portlaoise, Wexford and Waterford. It initially invested EU500,000 (USD710,135) to roll out 10Mbps services for business users in these counties, allowing them to access high capacity bandwidth services with fast, uncontended internet, data, voice and video applications. AirSpeed Telecom was also awarded multiple lots of 26GHz spectrum licences from ComReg to increase capacity in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway for high bandwidth services. In July 2010 the wireless provider acquired Magnet Networks’ wireless spectrum licence enabling it to expand its nationwide WiMAX broadband services. To date it has invested EUR2.4 million on network improvements.