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3 Ireland delays 5G network launch until 2020

Monday 2 December 2019 | 10:45 CET | News

Mobile operator Three Ireland (3 Ireland) is delaying the launch of 5G services until 2020, reports the Irish Times.

The company had previously suggested that it would have a limited 5G launch by end-2019. However, it is now planning a 'substantial' launch in 2020, instead of launching this year with a small number of sites. 

In a statement, 3 Ireland said there was no demand requiring an immediate 5G launch, adding that there was currently limited availability of 5G technology such as 5G-enabled handsets. The company said that it was continuing to work through its 5G launch plan, with trials underway. It has not formally announced a 5G network partner, but is understood to be in talks with Chinese technology company Huawei. 



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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: 3 Ireland / Huawei
Countries: Ireland
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