Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (212, 213)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

212. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the date on which the new mobile phone mast will be installed at Buncrana Garda station. [21621/19]

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Pearse Doherty

Question:

213. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the planned installation of 3G and 4G technology in Buncrana Garda station can be upgraded to 5G in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21622/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 212 and 213 together.

The Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland (CPW) grant licences to Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) who hold a Mobile Telecommunications Licence to provide Mobile Telephone Services.  

A standard licence agreement sets out the terms and conditions under which MNOs are permitted to locate on OPW property.

The Commissioners have recently granted a licence to an MNO for the installation of 3G and 4G technologies at Buncrana Garda Station.  Any subsequent upgrade of equipment would require a further licence agreement.

I understand from my officials that there is currently no date confirmed for the installation of the equipment on the mast at Buncrana Garda Station.