The Irish wireless industry has announced that it will launch in 2019 a service that will allow Irish-based wireless companies to provide a range of services across the country.
This will include a range the likes of Netflix, Facebook, Spotify, Spotify for instance, as well as local video-streaming and gaming services such as Twitch.
The company behind the service, O2, is hoping to create a new ecosystem of wireless services in the country, which is currently dominated by telcos such as Orange.
The new service will be available on both O2 customers and non-O2 customers, with a minimum of three years of coverage required.
The O2 service will offer customers the opportunity to add their own custom services to their O2 bill, and also to add content from other providers that they subscribe to.
The service will also offer a number of new services to offer on O2 for a lower price, including a mobile app, a free internet speed test and a 24/7 customer support line.
It will also be offering a number at no extra cost.
The launch comes amid growing competition in the wireless space.
While Apple and Verizon have both announced plans to launch their own services in Ireland in 2019, the launch of O2 is likely to be welcomed by a number other carriers.
Verizon has previously announced plans for a network expansion in Ireland, and plans to begin providing services to Irish subscribers later this year.
Netflix Ireland, which has a large Irish market, is the latest company to announce plans to expand its Irish service.
The Irish broadcaster is also planning to launch its own Irish service, but has not announced a launch date yet.