Digiweb offered national mobile data license

* National license for the provision of mobile data and VoIP * Cell sizes of up to 70km can address rural broadband issue * Digiweb will provide an “076 mobile” VoIP number * National rollout begins in 2006 Digiweb Ltd has today announced that it has been offered a national license by Comreg to offer mobile data services in Ireland in the 900Mhz spectrum band. This is a very significant award to Digiweb who will now add Mobile data and mobile Voice over IP services to it’s growing portfolio of wireless, DSL and satellite products and makes Digiweb one of the strongest players in the fixed and wireless markets in Ireland. This new license opens up the entire mobile market to new technologies based on next generation, high speed mobile data communications equipment and Digiweb hugely supports this innovative move by Comreg. Digiweb will be able to offer Customers a small “personal” broadband router which can be used on the move (trains, buses) or in the home or office. Customers will also have the choice of a PCMCIA card which will slot into a laptop and can be used “on the move” at speeds of up to 240 kmph. It will also allow fleet vehicles, trains, buses, taxis etc to be fitted with mobile high speed data units for logistics and time table planning for a fixed fee. Unlike existing mobile operators who mainly use legacy equipment based on CDMA or HSDPA, Digiweb will have the option to use the latest technologies based on the pure IP protocol and which offer seemless handoff between cells while on the move....