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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 23 Apr 1997

Vol. 478 No. 2

Written Answers. - MMDS Licences.

Noel Treacy


149 Mr. N. Treacy asked the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications the number of licences allocated to MMDS operators throughout the country; the names of each successful licence holder; the areas which the licence covers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10929/97]

Ten MMDS licences have been issued. The names of the licensees, the MMDS cells in respect of which the licences are issued and the approximate geographic areas to which these cells correspond are set out in the attached schedule.


Name of MMDS Licensee

MMDS Cells*

Approximate Corresponding Geographic Areas (Counties)

Cablelink Limited

Cell 16


Cablelink Galway Ltd.

Cells 4, 5 and 13

Galway and Mayo

Cablelink Waterford Limited

Cell 27

Waterford (part)

Cable Management Ireland Ltd.

Cells 1, 2, 3 and 6

Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim (part)

Cork Communications Ltd.

Cells 25, 26, 28 and 29

Cork and West Waterford

Horizon TV Distribution Limited — 2 licences

Cells 18, 19 and 24Cells 10, 11, 14 and 15

Kerry, Clare and LimerickRoscommon, Longford, Laois (part), Offaly, Westmeath, Leitrim (part) and Kildare

Independent Wireless Cable Limited — 2 licences

Cells 17, 22 and 23

Wicklow and Wexford

Cells 7, 8, 9 and 12

Cavan, Louth, Monaghan and Meath

MMDS Television Limited

Cells 20 and 21

Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow and Laois (part)

* The cells exclude those areas which are either licensed for cable relay or for which letters of intent to issue cable relay licences are extant.