Napster Hits Ireland

Los Angeles-based digital music provider Napster said today that it will debut on the Telefonica O2 mobile network in Ireland later this month. The move is part of the firm's European launch. According to Napster its catalog will be available to O2 Ireland's 1.6M subscribers through NTT DoCoMo's i-Mode, through Ericsson. The launch will be the first for Napster Mobile in the European market. Napster said that it will be expanding its service to WAP- and Java-enabled handsets early next year. Ericsson will host, integrate, and manage the operations for O2.