A system where Ireland broke with ITU allocations, often badly engineered in Analogue Chorus days. Doomed since Sky Digital started and UPC/Virgin couldn’t get spectrum from Comreg to add wireless broadband. The “blame” is given as the EU directive, but the reality is that there are other legal in Europe MMDS frequencies. It’s been in decline for years and ultimately a commercial decision. Compared Freesat for UK Televsion and Saorview for Irish TV, Pay Tv makes no sense except for Pay TV Sports. In which case better to have Sky Digital.

Less than 0.5% of UPC/Virgin customers used the service which ended Midnight 18th April 2016

RTE report