Almost 3 million Internet users, Eircom has a 43% Broadband market share
Ireland has one of the lowest rates of households with internet in Europe
The highest rate of internet use comes from 15-24 year olds (91%) and persons employed
The lowest rate of internet use comes from the over 65s
Broadband In Ireland
Mid 2009 (Total population): - Internet usage: 66% - Mobile internet usage: 19% - Home internet connection : 67%
Many different types of connections & providers:
3G Mobile : E.g. Eircom, 3
Plug modem into USB port of computer/laptop to go online when out and about.
Fixed Wireless : E.g. Airwire, Clearwire Broadband
Uses radio signal for connection rather than cable
… Continued broadband connections & providers
Satellite : E.g. Eircom Satellite, Digiweb Satellite
Good for remote areas, similar to fixed wireless but instead of a ground station uses a satellite in space
DSL : E.g. BT Ireland, Perlico
(Digital Subscriber Line) Uses the same line as phone for connection. Both can be used simultaneously.
Cable Modem : E.g.Chorus, NTL
High speed conection to internet from TV cable provider. Same cables used.
Small Graphic Design Company
Based in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Sharp Design’s broadband criteria
Availability: Need good coverage in Letterkenny and surrounding area
Cost: Must be low cost, keeping expenditure minimal for small starting business
Upload Speed: The speed at which I can send amounts of information to the internet is important e.g. email
Download Speed: The speed in which I can receive information from the internet is important for keeping up with business
Mobile Connection Examples; Donegal A dongle is a small piece of hardware that connects to a laptop or desktop computer. It is a portable device and is often close to the appearance of a USB flash drive. The word dongle is now widely used to refer to a broadband wireless adapter .
19.99 per Month inc. VAT Upload Speed 2Mb Download Allowance 10GB 12 Month Minimum Contract Download speeds 7.2Mbps X
Mobile Broadband cover in Pink 19.99 per Month inc. VAT Upload Speed 384Kbps Download Allowance 5GB per month 12 Month Contract Download speeds 7.2Mbps X
19.99 per Month inc. VAT Upload Speeds 2Mbps Download Allowance Per Month 15GB 12 Month Contract Download speeds 7.2Mbps X #1
Fixed Wireless Examples; Donegal Wireless Modem; This is a small box that you connect up to your phone line. The modem then broadcasts the internet around your office wirelessly.