Access to a scarce resource made easy
Test & Trial Ireland supports wireless opportunities in Ireland.  We provide:
- Easy, inexpensive access to radio spectrum for Test and/or Trial purposes
- Online applications process (typical approval in less than 10 days after receipt of a completed application)
- Access to any available radio frequency band (enables global, regional or local market opportunities to be exploited)
- Wide range of benefits. Businesses and consumers may jointly participate in a trial, allowing companies to gain valuable customer experience feedback prior to commercial launch.
In partnership with the Centre for Telecommunications Value Chain (CTVR), Alcatel-Bell Labs Research Ireland has examined various next-generation wireless communications systems using Test and Trial Ireland.
"This programme gives researchers in Ireland a vital edge by allowing us to test our research ideas in a real life environment."
Dr Louis G Samuel, Executive Director, Bell Labs Ireland and the UK
Telefonica O2 Ireland
Telefonica O2 Ireland used Test and Trial Ireland to carry out a mobile TV trial using the DVB-H standard.
"This trial allowed us to examine a range of technical issues including coverage, device interoperability, content security and access, while also allowing us the opportunity to gather vital consumer feedback on the trial service"
Karl Aherne, DVB-H Project Leader, Telefonica O2 Ireland.
OnAir has used Test and Trial Ireland to carry out the aircraft electromagnetic conformance measurements required to obtain an authorisation to offer GSM services on-board aircraft (MCA).
"These measurements namely helped us obtain airworthiness certification for the installation and operation of MCA equipment on board Boeing 737 800 type aircraft enabling the launch of in-flight mobile phone services with Ryanair."
Asbjorn Christoffersen, Chief Regulatory Officer, OnAir.
Vodafone Ireland utilised Test and Trial Ireland to trial 3G mobile communications services in the 900 MHz frequency band.
"This trial helped Vodafone Ireland investigate the practical issues associated with introducing a new technology or vendor into our network, giving us an early opportunity to resolve any interoperability issues"
Mats Svardh, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Ireland
Ericsson Ireland used Test and Trial Ireland to carry out verification tests of GSM and 3G mobile phones against Ericsson network infrastructure.
"As Ericsson Ireland was granted test licences for the worldwide suite of GSM and 3G WCDMA frequency bands, this programme allowed us to undertake verification tests applicable to the global market."
John Hennessy, Country Manager, Ericsson Ireland.
Trinity College Dublin and CTVR
Trinity College Dublin, as part of the Centre for Telecommunications Value-Chain Research (CTVR), used Test and Trial Ireland to test reconfigurable software-based radio and dynamic spectrum management techniques.
"The ability to realistically test our research ideas in clean, dedicated spectrum has enabled us to significantly advance our reconfigurable radio system and opens the potential for us to convert our high-quality academic output into exploitable Intellectual Property."
Professor Linda Doyle, Trinity College Dublin and CTVR.
RTÉ Network Limited
RTÉ Network Limited (RTÉNL), Ireland's national broadcaster transmission service provider, used Test and Trial Ireland to trial a range of digital radio and television broadcasting technologies.
"These trials helped RTÉNL explore the possibilities for deploying digital terrestrial broadcasting technologies in Ireland and allowed us to garner direct consumer feedback on their trial experience."
Mick Keogh, Executive, RTÉ Network Limited.