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METEOR APPOINTS HIGHPOINT COMMUNICATIONS TO DELIVER ENHANCED NETWORK COVERAGE IN IRELAND

Press Release

20th October 2010 – Availability of high performance broadband and mobile telecoms services in Ireland has taken a significant step forward with the announcement that leading mobile operator Meteor has appointed Highpoint Communications Ltd to deliver key coverage solutions as part of its ongoing national service expansion.

Under the terms of the deal, Highpoint is delivering radio coverage deployment sites in areas where sharing with existing infrastructure is not possible, which requires significant investment from Highpoint. This investment will develop sites to support all mobile operators in providing enhanced service quality across the country.

Commenting on this appointment, Meteor’s Head of Mobile Access, Network Deployment & Operations, Garrett Early said “This contract represents a significant step in how we deploy national infrastructure solutions to enhance our customer experience without incurring the full costs associated with site development. The solution offers additional flexibility to our Network Deployment by adding another option to our delivery model”.

Commenting on behalf of Highpoint Communications, Austin Madden, Director, Business Development said ”This represents a new partnership approach in telecommunications rollout in Ireland. By partnering with Meteor, we have developed a commercial solution which addresses the increasing challenge of providing continuous voice and broadband coverage to the rapidly improving road and rail infrastructure of Ireland. This contract award demonstrates that Highpoint have the product set to deliver wireless communications infrastructure using the most environmentally efficient multi user site solutions supporting the drive towards the Smart Economy”.