Ireland's Eircom has launched the country's first LTE service, through its mobile brands, Meteor and eMobile as part of both bundled and standalone offerings.
The service is now live in Dublin, Carlow and Athlone, providing coverage to 1.2 million people, almost 30% of the population.
Over the coming weeks, rollout will continue and by the end of December 2013, 43% of the population will have 4G service.
There will be no price premium charged for LTE services provided by Meteor and eMobile. To encourage customers to test the service, 4G users have access to free unlimited 4G data until March 2014.
During the autumn of 2012, eircom acquired the necessary spectrum to deliver 4G services as part of the Irish Government's spectrum auction, conducted by ComReg.
Source: Cellular News.