Mobile telecoms infrastructure is a key enabler of equal opportunities in a growing digital economy, in both urban and rural areas.
The use of mobile technologies is set to grow over the coming years as the real-world application of Internet of Things technologies becomes common place in our everyday.
Information about the locations of telecommunications masts and their services provision in County Galway can be found on the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) website.
The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) website host a mobile signal mapping tool, where you can check mobile signal in your area and by network.
Mobile technology has seen many advancements in the last number of years and with these advancements questions arise on these new technologies. Galway County Council’s web site will provide links to statutory bodies with roles in the provision of information on these issues, in order to provide people with the most up to date information in this area.
Mobile technologies and services have evolved steadily over the past three decades and continue to do so. Ireland’s first “2G” mobile network was launched in 1993. The early 2000s saw the first 3G networks and with them the first mobile internet services. These were followed by 4G networks in the early 2010s which offered faster mobile internet services.
5G is the next generation of mobile technology.
General information about 5G
In 2016, the European Commission issued its 5G for Europe Action Plan. The plan set out several actions for Member States, including a proposed timetable for the deployment of 5G, and called upon Member States to make radio frequency spectrum available for 5G.
Galway County Council’s role in relation to the deployment of any wireless telecommunication networks is primarily to those responsibilities as set out under current planning legislation.
The Council follows the advice of the competent authorities in Ireland in relation to Telecommunication. That is primarily the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg).