Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has published a consultation on the release of further spectrum in the 10.5GHz band for Fixed Wireless Access Local Area (FWALA) broadband services for both home and business consumers. The regulator says the FWA sector in Ireland currently comprises more than 117,000 subscribers and has been a key driver in the take-up of broadband services in the country. To support the growing broadband demand, ComReg is now proposing to make additional spectrum available for FWALA licensing in the 10.5GHz band. The watchdog’s decision to free up more spectrum follows the recent launch of ComReg’s public consultation with regard to the release of further spectrum for broadband at 3.5GHz (ComReg Document 08/99). ComReg is also proposing to make 154MHz of spectrum available between 10.000GHz–10.154GHz. The closing date for receipt of comments is 27 February 2009.