Irish Broadband, a subsidiary of NTR plc, a developer of private infrastructure, has announced its intent to commercially deploy one of the first next generation, non-line-of-sight (NLOS) wide-area wireless broadband networks in the European Union at 3.5 GHz. The company is utilizing Navini Networks’ Ripwave™ product line. The rollout will begin by covering 100 per cent of Dublin, and provide easy access to multi-megabit wireless broadband services for residential and small business customers in the capital city.

“Irish Broadband is totally focused on broadband. Our goal is to step-up our product line and services so affordable broadband will be available to the majority of Irish citizens,” stated Paul Doody, managing director of Irish Broadband. “We’ve been working with Navini on trials using 2.4 GHz Ripwave gear. Based on these trials and that Navini has clearly demonstrated positive momentum in terms of customer deployments around the world, we are expanding our footprint by offering services utilizing licensed spectrum.”