Belfast Telegraph

Rainbow picked to be provider of super-speedy 4G

By Claire Weir

A Belfast firm has been selected by communications giant Everything Everywhere to be the sole business provider of the new 4G super-fast broadband service in Northern Ireland.

EE, the company behind Orange and T-Mobile, will be the first brand in the UK to offer a mobile 4G service - the pioneering technology that offers super-fast mobile internet at speeds typically five times faster than 3G speeds today. It has chosen Rainbow Mobile as the only direct partner in the whole of the region.

Rainbow Mobile is part of Rainbow Communications, which is Northern Ireland's largest independent business telecoms company.

It employs 80 staff and provides calls and lines, mobiles, broadband, inbound, systems, VoIP, data and IT Services.

Rainbow Communications also currently manages the business telecoms requirements for 40% of Northern Ireland's Top 200 companies.

Director of Rainbow Mobile, John Glackin, says the move is massive for Northern Ireland.

"EE will begin to roll out 4G across the UK over the next few months and Belfast will be one of just 16 cities to have the technology before the end of 2012," he said.

"It will then be rolled out even further after that. We are absolutely delighted to have been selected as an EE direct partner which means we will be the only provider here in a position to supply our business customers with 4G.

"It will mean businesses can have super-fast internet on the move, making things like checking emails, downloading documents and uploading business data unbelievably quick, plus allowing them to make video calls on the go.

"This will undoubtedly revolutionise business communications.

"EE is the new brand for a digital age. This is an exciting time and we are delighted to be involved."