Our 4G network is on the way
4G (also known as LTE or long term evolution) is the 4th generation mobile network that is currently being rolled out. 2G brought calls & texts, 3G introduced data and now 4G brings speed. It will mean much faster speeds for smartphones and tablets – up to 5 times faster than 3G.
We’ll be rolling out our new 4G network from this Summer which will give customers a vastly improved experience via smart phones, broadband dongles and any other devices connected to our network.
What does this mean for you?
- Websites will load much quicker.
- Videos & music will stream faster – no more waiting for them to buffer.
- You’ll be able to post photos to Facebook and Twitter faster.
- Apps that need data will work smoother.
- Online gaming which needs high speed data will work far better – no excuses for poor scores now!
To be able to use the 4G network when it reaches your area, you’ll need a 4G enabled phone and new 4G SIM which you’ll be able to pick up in our stores or on meteor.ie. Most of the phone manufacturers will me bringing out more 4G phones over the coming months.
3G network improvements
We’re also investing heavily in our current 3G network. As these improvements are rolled out, you’ll notice a much better data service on your phone or tablet as your areas are upgraded or new 3G sites are added to the network.
We have been rolling out these improvements since April this year and have upgraded 20% of the network already. In these upgraded areas, customers are moving from 2G speeds to 3G speeds, so their phones can now work almost 10 times faster when downloading web pages, accessing facebook, emailing and anything else they use data for on their phones
We’re continuing to improve coverage along main commuter routes where we know people are travelling to work or college and in areas where customers have had issues in the past. New sites have been added to the following areas to improve call quality.
- On M3 and in Huntstown.
- Rush and on Dublin Belfast train line.
- M1 coverage north of Swords.
- Dublin – Galway train line.
- Dublin – Cork rail line.
- M7/M8 intersection.
- Road from Sligo to Rosses Point.
- N4 north of Longford town.
- Around Robertstown and Allen in Co. Kildare.
- Deerpark area of Cork city.
- Douglas area of Cork city.
- Northeast of Galway city.
- Murroe village.
- Mohill village.
Meteor is currently conducting final trials in Dublin, Athlone, Carlow and parts of Galway.
As a customer myself I’m really looking forward to this as I’m sure many others are, coverage can be patchy as with all networks. Lets hope 4G puts all this behind us to finally get maximum benefit out of our smartphones and tablets and enjoy a rich media content experience, this way everybody is a winner.