Hutch boosts 3G coverage to 72%

19 Jan 2006

Hutchison 3G Ireland has increased its network rollout coverage to 72% of the Irish population and is well on course to meet the terms of its licence award of having 85% population coverage by end-2007. The cellco now boasts the widest UMTS coverage of all Ireland’s 3G licensees thanks in part to one of the fastest rollouts ever seen in Europe. David Cooper, Chief Technical Officer of 3 Ireland, said the company was investing USD240 million in its UMTS deployment, having signed supply contracts with Nokia, NEC and Siemens Mobile.