A number of case studies of developments in mobile and wireless telephony across the Irish border from a research team led by two of Ireland’s leading specialists in information retrieval, data analysis and image and signal processing: Professor Fionn Murtagh of Queen’s University Belfast and Dr John Keating of National University of Ireland Maynooth. The project was sponsored by eircom. Among the project’s outcomes are:
- The first comprehensive analysis of cross-border, ‘roaming’ and other mobile phone charges in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
- The creation of a unique online system – www.B4Ucall.com – to allow consumers to monitor the cost of mobile phone calls on the island of Ireland.
- A study of the benefits ( including cost savings) of developing telecardiology services throughout the island, thus facilitating remote diagnosis and therapy delivery for geographically remote patients and their GP’s
- An outline study of low cost, cross-border video-conferencing
See also the Telecoms seminar, press release and final report.