Mobile Licences

3G Licences

A 3G licence allows the licensee to provide a Third Generation Mobile Telephony services based upon a standard within the IMT-2000 family of standards.

The IMT-2000 (International Mobile Telecommunications – 2000) standard is the global standard for third generation (3G) wireless communications as defined by the International Telecommunication Union.

Licensee  Licence Commencement Licence Expiry  Spectrum Assignment  Licence Commitments
 Three Ireland Hutchison Limited 25 July 2002 24 July 2022

1920–1925 MHz / 2110–2115 MHz

1930-1935 MHz/2120-2125 MHz

1970-1975MHz/2160-2165MHz

M3G1011

Three letter

 Meteor Mobile Communications  12 March 2007  11 March 2027  1935–1950 MHz / 2125–2140 MHz  M3G1005
 Vodafone Ireland Limited  16 October 2002  15 October 2022  1950–1965 MHz / 2140–2155 MHz  M3G1008
 Three Ireland Hutchison Limited  2 October 2002  1 October 2022

1925-1930 MHz/2115-2120 MHz

1965 – 1970 MHz/ 2155 – 2160 MHz

1975-1980MHz/2165-2170MHz

1910–1915 MHz

M3G1012

Three letter

Historical Schedules

The below table contains the historical schedules of site and equipment information provided by the licensees to ComReg since 2013.

LicenseeSchedule Download
Three Ireland Hutchison Limited 3G10012012 - 2013
2013 - 2014
2014 - 2015
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017
2017 - 2018
Three Ireland Hutchison Limited 3G10022012 - 2013
2013 - 2014
2014 - 2015
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017
2017 - 2018
Vodafone Ireland Limited 3G10032012 - 2013
2013 - 2014
2014 - 2015
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017
2017 - 2018
Meteor Mobile Communications Limited 3G10042012 - 2013
2013 - 2014
2014 - 2015
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017
2017 - 2018

The regulations governing the issue of a 3G licence are the:

  • Wireless Telegraphy (Third Generation and GSM Mobile Telephony Licence) Regulations, 2002 (S.I. 345 of 2002);
  • Wireless Telegraphy (Third Generation and GSM Mobile Telephony Licence) (Amendment) Regulations, 2003 (S.I. 340 of 2003)

 

Liberalised Use Licences

The Liberalised Use Licences in the 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz Frequency bands enable licence holders to deploy advanced technologies, such as UMTS or Long Term Evolution (LTE) alongside GSM, thereby facilitating the introduction of advanced mobile services in these two spectrum bands.

LicenseeLicence CommencementSpectrum BlockSpectrum assignmentLicence CommitmentsLicence Expiry
Meteor Mobile Communications13-Jul-15800/A832.0 - 837.0 MHzMLU100512th July 2030
791.0 - 796.0 MHz
800/B837.0 - 842.0 MHz
796.0 - 801.0 MHz
900/A880.0 - 885.0 MHz
925.0 - 930.0 MHz
900/B885.0 - 890.0 MHz
930.0 - 935.0 MHz
1800/M1770.0 - 1775.0 MHz
1865.0 - 1870.0 MHz
1800/N1775.0 - 1780.0 MHz
1870.0 - 1875.0 MHz
1800/O1780.0 - 1785.0 MHz
1875.0 - 1880.0 MHz
Three Ireland Limited13-Jul-15900/G910.0 - 915.0 MHzMLU100612th July 2030
955.0 - 960.0 MHz
1800/I1750.0 - 1755.0 MHz
1845.0 - 1850.0 MHz
1800/J1755.0 - 1760.0 MHz
1850.0 - 1855.0 MHz
1800/K1760.0 - 1765.0 MHz
1855.0 - 1860.0 MHz
1800/L1765.0 - 1770.0 MHz
1860.0 - 1865.0 MHz
Three Ireland (Services) Limited13-Jul-15800/C842.0 - 847.0 MHzMLU100812th July 2030
801.0 - 806.0 MHz
800/D847.0 - 852.0 MHz
806.0 - 811.0 MHz
900/C890.0 - 895.0 MHz
935.0 - 940 MHz
900/D895 - 900 MHz
940 - 945 MHz
1800/A1710.0 - 1715.0 MHz
1805.0 - 1810.0 MHz
1800/B1715.0 - 1720.0 MHz
1810.0 - 1815.0 MHz
1800/C1720.0 - 1725.0 MHz
1815.0 - 1820.0 MHz
Vodafone Ireland Limited13-Jul-15800/E852.0 - 857.0 MHzMLU100612th July 2030
811.0 - 816.0 MHz
800/F857.0 - 862.0 MHz
816.0 - 821.0 MHz
900/E900.0 - 905.0 MHz
945.0 - 950.0 MHz
900/F905.0 - 910.0 MHz
950.0 - 955.0 MHz
1800/D1725.0 - 1730.0 MHz
1820.0 - 1825.0 MHz
1800/E1730.0 - 1735.0 MHz
1825.0 - 1830.0 MHz
1800/F1735.0 - 1740.0 MHz
1830.0 - 1835.0 MHz
1800/G1740.0 - 1745.0 MHz
1835.0 - 1840.0 MHz
1800/H1745.0 - 1750.0 MHz
1840.0 - 1845.0 MHz

The regulations governing the issues of Liberalised Use Licences are the:

  • Wireless Telegraphy (Liberalised Use and Preparatory Licences in the 800 MHz, 900MHz and 1800 MHz bands) Regulations 2012 (S.I. 251 of 2012).

Historical Schedules

The below table contains the historical schedules of site and equipment information provided by the licensees to ComReg since 2013.

LicenseeSchedule Download
Three Ireland Hutchison Limited LU10012012 - 2013
2013 - 2014
2014 - 2015
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017
2017 - 2018
Vodafone Ireland Limited LU10022012 - 2013
2013 - 2014
2014 - 2015
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017
2017 - 2018
Three Ireland Hutchison Limited LU10032012 - 2013
2013 - 2014
2014 - 2015
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017
2017 - 2018
Meteor Mobile Communications Limited LU10042012 - 2013
2013 - 2014
2014 - 2015
2015 - 2016
2016 - 2017
2017 - 2018

Assessment of Mobile Network Operators’ Compliance With Licence Obligations (Coverage)

Wireless Access Platform for Electronic Communications Services (WAPECS)

A Wireless Access Platform for Electronic Communications Services (WAPECS) Licence allows the licensee to provide wireless access for the provision of electronic communications services by means of a digital service. This is a technology and service neutral licence.

 Licensee Licence Commencement Spectrum Assignment Licence Expiry
 Netiv Ireland Ltd.,  25 April 2007  1785 – 1805 MHz  24 April 2022

The regulations governing the issue of a WAPECS Licence are the:

  • Wireless Telegraphy (1785 – 1805 MHz Wireless Access Platform for Electronic Communications Services) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 172 of 2007)