The first of three RTE’s airwaves to be restored is up and running, as part of the country’s efforts to recover from the effects of Hurricane Maria.
However, that is not all.
The Irish Government has announced it is also restoring a number of airwaves, as well as extending coverage to all areas in the country.
The Irish Airwaves Authority said in a statement it will restore a number 3 frequency to all frequencies and to the 5.9GHz frequencies, allowing the use of digital voice and text messaging services.
It also said the service will be free to customers in areas of the Republic where the 3.9MHz frequency is being restored.
However the Irish Government is not allowing the 3MHz frequency to be used for commercial applications.
It said it would be able to re-open the 3G services but that customers would need to pay for the service.
“The Irish Government believes that the time to act is now to reopen these services as soon as possible,” said Minister for Communications, Consumer and Energy Leo Varadkar.
“We have made clear that the Irish Airservices Authority will reopen these networks as soon at as possible and we are confident that the service can be restored,” he added.
This is a developing story.
More to come.