Irish broadband to pilot Wimax with Intel

The Irish ISP Irish Broadband are to collaborate with Intel Ireland to provide a WiMAX base station at the Intel Ireland site which will allow local businesses, households and schools to avail of high speed internet access using this technology.
This venture is the first installation in Ireland of WiMAX compatible equipment operating in the commercial 3.5GHz frequency spectrum. As part of this roll out, Intel and Irish Broadband are offering free high speed wireless internet connectivity over WiMAX technology for a three year period, to eight primary and post primary schools in Leixlip and the new Leixlip Library, which is currently under construction.
Irish Broadband holds 3.5 spectrum licences in 16 cities and towns in Ireland including Dublin, Galway, Cork, Limerick and Waterford. As the company expands services to these areas WiMAX will be an integral part of the network.
WiMAX is a standards-based wireless technology that provides high-throughput broadband connections over long distances. WiMAX can be used for a number of applications, including broadband internet connections, hotspot and cellular backhaul, and high-speed enterprise connectivity for businesses. Wireless broadband will revolutionize people’s lives by enabling a high-speed connection directly to the information they need, whenever and wherever they need it. It is a fast, superior, always-on, unlimited usage broadband internet service and customers do not require a phone line to avail of this service so they can use the Internet and their phone at the same time.
Intel / Irish Broadband WIMAX pilot scheme

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