On June 19 2018 the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) announced the outcome of the 26 GHz Spectrum Award 2018.
Fifteen national blocks have been licensed to 3 different Bidders. The newly awarded spectrum rights of use will support the requirement for Point-to-Point radio links, a critical piece of backbone infrastructure for Ireland’s mobile communications networks. Each licence will expire on the tenth anniversary of the commencement date.
|Licensee||Licence Commencement||Licence Expiry||Spectrum Assignment|
|Meteor Mobile Communications Ltd.||02-Aug-18||01-Aug-28||24.969 25.109 GHz/ 25.977 26.117 GHz|
|Three Ireland (Hutchison) Ltd.||02-Aug-18||01-Aug-28||24.829 24.969 GHz/ 25.837 25.977 GHz|
|Vodafone Ireland Ltd.||02-Aug-18||01-Aug-28||25.109 25.249 GHz/ 26.117 26.257 GHz|
The regulations governing the 26 GHz Licences are the Wireless Telegraphy (National Point-to-Point) Regulations 2018 (S.I. 158 of 2018).
For further information please see ComReg Document 18/32 – the Information Memorandum, and ComReg Document 18/53 – Results of the 26 GHz Spectrum Award.