‘3’ up­grade in Kerry is com­pleted

MO­BILE PHONE COM­PANY CLAIMS TO DE­LIVER 95% 4G COV­ER­AGE IN KERRY

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS - By TADHG EVANS

MO­BILE phone com­pany ‘Three’ has claimed this week that a re­cently com­pleted up­grade to its net­work in Kerry means it can now de­liver 4G cov­er­age to 95 per cent of the county.

It comes as part of a €300mil­lion in­vest­ment by the com­pany in its na­tional net­work, and a spokesper­son said the up­grade in Kerry was one of the first it has rolled out in the coun­try as part of this na­tional up­grade scheme.

The com­pany added that Kerry have been putting the up­dated net­work to good use, with al­most 900 gi­ga­bytes of data go­ing through the sys­tem ev­ery hour – the equiv­a­lent of more than 43mil­lion What­sApp mes­sages. Three Chief Tech­ni­cal Of­fi­cer David Hen­nessy claimed that net­work cus­tomers are avail­ing of av­er­age 4G speeds of 20 megabits per sec­ond as well as im­proved phone cov­er­age since the 02 and Three net­works in­te­grated.

“Three cus­tomers in 4G ar­eas like Kerry can ex­pe­ri­ence faster mo­bile data speeds to watch videos, post to so­cial me­dia and stream mu­sic with­out hav­ing to worry about their data us­age with Three’s unique of­fer­ing of All You Can Eat Data,” he said. “As one of the first ar­eas to be up­graded, I’m de­lighted to see these im­prove­ments in Kerry where we are now de­liv­er­ing 95% pop­u­la­tion cov­er­age for 4G in ad­di­tion to im­proved ac­cess to 2G and 3G.”

Pho­tog­ra­pher Don Moloney / Press 22

Corinne Pryer, 3Store Man­ager, Tralee pic­tured at the an­nounce­ment of the com­ple­tion of Three’s net­work up­grade in Kerry.

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