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Meteor and HEAnet in schools deal

Monday, July 21 10:52:04

Meteor has announced a new three-year deal with HEAnet to provide mobile broadband for over 60 educational institutions around Ireland.

HEAnet is Ireland's National Education and Research Network, providing Internet, associated ICT and e-Infrastructure services to Educational and Research organisations throughout Ireland.

Over 180,000 students and 24,000 staff in third level universities and colleges will benefit from a tailor-made mobile broadband package from Meteor. 50,000 teachers from second and third-level schools and colleges will also be able to avail of the deal.

Director of Meteor Mobile, Niall Dorrian, feels that the partnership is a natural fit for both organisations. "Meteor is delighted to partner with HEAnet to provide great value mobile broadband to students and teachers nationwide, supporting our strategy to create ubiquitous wireless broadband access across Ireland".

"We have invested heavily in the Meteor network, and as a result our customers were the first in Ireland to experience 4G. We are very proud to own the largest 4G network in the country and this network will be a great asset to mobile broadband users who can experience seamless superfast broadband on the go - transforming research and study for students and staff in third level institutions all over the country".

HEAnet is Ireland's National Education and Research Network, providing cutting edge Internet, associated ICT and e-Infrastructure services to Educational and Research organisations throughout Ireland.

John Boland, Chief Executive of HEAnet said: Today's student requires every increasing access to e-learning platforms and online research and collaboration tools. This new 3-year deal with Meteor can facilitate this and more on their 4G network.

Details of Meteor's offer to students and staff of third level, as well as teachers in second level schools, will be announced in Autumn 2014.