October 16, 2013

4G On Way to Isle of Man

4G Isle of Man

Manx and Sure to bring 4G to Isle of Man

4G On Way to Isle of Man – coming by July, 2013

It was way back in October, 2011 that Manx Telecom became the first mobile operator in the UK to trial a 4G mobile network. This seems a very long time ago but now two companies will operate a 4G mobile network on the Isle of Man and these are Manx Telecom and Sure Isle of Man.

There were two applications from the above companies to operate a 4G mobile network and the Communications Commission approved both for an application fee of £150K each. This will allow the Commission to update the existing 3G licences to cover 4G services as well.

The Commission have set a target for Manx Telecom and Sure Isle of Man to launch its 4G services no later than July 2014. Population overage across the Isle must hit at least 95% within 2 years of launch, so before July, 2016.

The Isle of Man has a population of over 85,000 and spans 221 square miles.

 

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