26 GHz National Block Licences

On June 6 2008 the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) announced the outcome of the 26 GHz National Block Licences award process.

Twelve national channels have been licensed to 4 different bidders to support national point-to-point applications. Each licence runs for ten years and enables operators to upgrade the backbone of existing and future networks to provide innovative products and services to the consumer.

 Licensee  Licence Commencement  Licence Expiry  Spectrum Assignment
 BT Communications Ireland Ltd. 6 June 2008 5 June 2018  24.997 – 25.053 GHz/26.005 – 26.061 GHz
 Irish Broadband Internet Service Ltd.  6 June 2008  5 June 2018  25.081 – 25.109 GHz/26.089 – 26.117 GHz
 Three Ireland Hutchison Ltd.  6 June 2008  5 June 2018  24.109 – 24.994 GHz/25.865 – 26.005 GHz
 Vodafone Ireland Ltd.  6 June 2008  5 June 2018  25.109 – 25.221 GHz/26.117 – 26.229 GHz

The regulations governing the 26 GHz national block licences are the Wireless Telegraphy (National Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Block Licences) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 762 of 2007).