Three Ireland selects Samsung to provide 4G infrastructure

Three Ireland today announced it has selected Samsung Electronics as its sole provider of LTE solutions across its network.

The deal represents Samsung’s second European 4G roll out. Three UK agreed to let the technology company deploy infrastructure for its 4G network which is set to go live in late 2013.

Samsung will deploy RAN and LTE core infrastructure equipment, base stations and systems and network support services throughout Three’s nationwide network in preparation of 4G roll out.

“Their advanced network solutions will allow us deliver a market-leading 4G experience offering faster speeds of up to 100Mbps for our customers using mobile broadband on smartphones, tablets and laptops,” said Robert Finnegan, CEO of Three Ireland.

ComReg, the Irish regulator, awarded Three Ireland rights to 4G in the spectrum auction during November 2012. The operator won lots in both the 900MHz and 1800MHz frequency bands.