Testimonials

“Vodafone has a solid history of ‘firsts’ in Ireland over the last 15 years. Test and Trial Ireland has enabled us to gain a vital edge in testing wireless services, resulting in us exploiting first mover advantages”

Madalina Suceveanu, CTO of Vodafone Ireland

“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”

Dr. Tim Forde, Director of Innovation, CONNECT - Networks of the Future, Trinity College Dublin

“Test and Trial Ireland enables us to locally demonstrate and technically refine our Critical Infrastructure IoT applications in a real world environment. Being able to call upon a vehicle that affords proactive access to radio spectrum is invaluable to us”

Raj Vaswani, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Silver Spring Networks

“Test and Trial Ireland allows us to get out of the lab and test our ideas in real physical environments, which is a significant benefit for our research”

Prof. Cormac J Sreenan, Principal Investigator, CTVR and Deputy Director, CONNECT Centre at UCC

“This [test] is another fantastic mobile technology first in Europe enabling the fastest mobile uplink speeds for Vodafone customers in Ireland through use of the latest network functionality from Ericsson”

Zelia Madigan, Managing Director of Ericsson Ireland

“We found Test and Trial Ireland to be an excellent vehicle that stimulates innovation in radio spectrum use by lowering the barriers to accessing radio spectrum and enabling us to showcase our Critical Infrastructure IoT applications”

Eric Dresselhuys, Executive Vice President, Global Sales of Silver Spring Networks

Bell labs Ireland and UK in partnership with the Centre for Telecommunications Value Chain (CTVR), 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

CTVR (the Centre for Telecommunications Value-Chain Research in Ireland), 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.

2RN (formerly RTÉ Network Limited), 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.

OnAir used Test and Trial Ireland to carry out the aircraft electromagnetic conformance measurements prior to obtaining 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.

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.

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.

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