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Ireland's Three to Launch LTE Services Next Week

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Hutchison 3G Ireland has announced that its LTE network will launch next Monday, on the 27th January, and access to the 4G network will be free to existing customers until the end of July.

From August 1st, contract customers can continue to get 4G access by purchasing an add-on for €4.99 per month and our Prepay offer will be revealed in the coming months.

At launch Three will offer significant coverage with over 60% coverage in the cities of Galway, Limerick and Waterford and 40% in Dublin and Cork. Total population coverage will grow quickly over the coming months and through 2014.

Customers with 4G handsets will also need a software update for their phone that will be available for download in the coming weeks.

"We are thrilled to announce details of what will be the best 4G offer on the market for all users, and in particular the first and only 4G service in the Irish market for Prepay customers", said Elaine Carey, Chief Commercial Officer of Three.  "Three already leads the market for data usage on smartphones and having 4G will mean that our customers can do even more on their smartphones."

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