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Silicon Republic has another report from a meeting ComReg, Ireland’s regulatory body, had with the industry here in Dublin: The story adds some broader facts to a post I wrote just after attending the event. It was a bit unusual to be sitting at a presentation from a government regulatory body that was describing a country awash with available spectrum and welcoming entrepreneurs and companies that might want to use it. It’s more common, at least in the United States, to hear talk of maximizing the use of what’s already in use.
In addition to available spectrum that could be ideal for technologies like WiMax, Ireland also has available licenses for GSM and 3G networks. That’s interesting, given that a big slugfest seems to be starting here because ComReg is trying to force the mobile operators to open up their networks to mobile virtual network operators and the carriers are fighting that edict tooth and nail. While it’s a totally different business model, perhaps interested operators should consider building their own networks.
Posted by nancyg at January 21, 2005 3:09 PM
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