3 is Ireland's newest mobile phone network. It was awarded a 3G mobile phone licence in Ireland in June 2002 and launched its services to Irish consumers in July 2005. 3 is Europe's leading video mobile (3G) operator and was the first to offer 3G services to European customers. 3 Ireland provide pre-pay and bill-pay mobile offerings as well as mobile broadband in the Irish market.
In Ireland, 3 has built a new video mobile (3G) network, to offer a convergence of media, information and telephony to enable live video calls, multimedia content and entertainment while on the move. 3 currently has the widest population coverage for 3G in Ireland.
3 Ireland is 100% owned by Hutchison Whampoa Group, a multi-national company with a successful track record in global telecommunications. Hutchison Whampoa also holds 3G licenses in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Norway, Sweden and the UK and has more than 11 million Customers worldwide. The company also has global interests in ports, energy and infrastructure, retail, property and hotels. Backed by strong and experienced stakeholders, 3 Ireland has built a business that provides first class products and service.