Vodafone argues competitive disadvantage. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Vodafone Ireland has brought a legal action against communications regulator ComReg arising from concerns about the effect on its competitive inter(...)

Vodafone noted that Comreg, the communications regulator, disagreed with the commission’s decision

Vodafone, the largest mobile phone operator in the State, has joined regulator Comreg in criticising the European Commission’s clearance of a €850 mil(...)

Hutchison Whampoa has won European Union approval to buy O2 after it pledged to offer access to a smaller mobile operator. Photo: Bloomberg

Communications regulator Comreg has raised concerns about the proposed takeover of O2 Ireland by Three’s parent company Hutchison Whampoa.The Europea(...)

Pork at a  supermarket in Nantong, Jiangsu province:  China’s WH Group Ltd, the world’s biggest pork company, has cancelled its IPO because of “deteriorating market conditions and excessive market volatility”. Photograph: Reuters

While Alibaba’s planned stock market flotation was making headlines last week, the cancellation of another IPO, that of WH Group, the world’s largest (...)

Adding O2 would make Hutchison Whampoa Ireland’s second biggest mobile operator behind Vodafone

Hutchison’s Three Ireland is prepared to sell radio spectrum and continue a network sharing deal with a rival in order to win EU approval of it(...)

 Eircom is concerned about the cost implications for the company if its network sharing deal with O2 is scrapped by Hutchison, the Hong Kong parent company of Three. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Eircom has raised concerns with the European Commission that the takeover by mobile phone operator Three of rival O2 could damage competition in the m(...)

 The Hutchison Whampoa-owned Three Ireland will pay €780 million up front and a further deferred payment of €70 million, subject to the business reaching specific financial targets, which the buyer refused to reveal yesterday.

Three Ireland’s successful €850 million bid for O2effectively means that it saw off potential rival offers from both Eircom and Liberty Global. It is (...)

Court order require six internet service providers to block access by subscribers to various Pirate Bay websites within some 30 days in a bid to prevent illegal downloading of copyright music and other material.

Four major music companies have secured court orders requiring six internet service providers to block access by subscribers to various Pirate Bay (...)