3G UMTS Frequency Bands
Vodafone Ireland is a national mobile network operator in Ireland. Founded as Eircell in 1984 the mobile arm of state-owned Telecom Éireann, the company was acquired by Vodafone Group in 2001. The company remains today a wholly owned subsidiary of Vodafone Group.
The company operated 2G GSM services over 900 and 1800 MHz since July 1993, and in November 2006 launched 3G UMTS over B1 (2100 MHz), which it upgraded to DC-HSPA+ in September 2011.
4G LTE services began in October 2013 when Vodafone launched a B20 (800 MHz) network, which was progressively rolled out over the following three years. The network was upgraded to LTE-Advanced in December 2014, which used 2C aggregation with B3 (1800 MHz) to provide peak data rates up to 150 Mbps. B3 channel width was extended to 20 MHz in July 2015, permitting peak data rates up to 225 Mbps.
Gigabit LTE tests were conducted in partnership with Ericsson in March 2017.
Vodafone Ireland has deployed an NB-IoT network, with a soft-launch of the service taking place November 2016 and a full commercial launch shortly after in August 2017.
4G LTE Network Information
Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.
|Evolution||Status||Active [Launched 2013-10]|
|Max. MIMO||Max. Modulation|
|LTE Band||Channel Width||Status|