Ireland’s telecoms regulator ComReg says it has completed the award process for national block licence spectrum in the 26GHz band. In all, a total of 13 national channels have been licensed to five different bidding groups looking to support national point-to-point and point-to-multipoint applications. The ten-year concessions will enable the successful bidders to upgrade the backbone of existing and future networks to provide new products and services to consumers. ElectricNews.Net confirms that BT Ireland has been awarded two national point-to-point channels, Digiweb has been awarded one national point-to-multipoint channel, and Irish Broadband has been awarded one national point-to-point channel. Furthermore, Telefonica O2 Ireland has been awarded three national point-to-point channels and two national point-to-multipoint channels while Vodafone Ireland has been awarded four national point-to-point channels.