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Spectrum is the single largest business expenditure for telcos

Irish telecom companies say they could accelerate the rollout of 5G nationwide if they are given tax relief on buying mobile spectrum licences. Ibec-(...)

ComReg said reducing WACC rates should lead to futher investment in networks

The communications regulator has confirmed plans to cut the wholesale rate that Eir receives from other telcos for using its network to deliver servic(...)

Competitors claim Eir is being given an unfair advantage

The communications regulator has failed to comply with a request made by the European Commission more than two years ago to urgently update the pricin(...)

The commission told ComReg to ‘update relevant pricing decisions as soon as possible’

The European Commission has told the communications regulator to reduce rates for fixed-line telecommunications as a matter of urgency in a move that (...)

Eir CEO Carolan Lennon and Eir’s director of regulatory and public policy Gary Healy, before going in front of an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Is Eir attempting to torpedo the National Broadband Plan (NBP)? Ireland’s largest telco threw the process into chaos last month, claiming it could do (...)

Eir has raised the prospect of an alternate proposal for the National Broadband Plan. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Eir has rejected suggestions that its mooted €1 billion plan to deliver the objectives of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) was a form of “tactical in(...)

Eir chief executive Carolan Lennon, and director of regulatory and public policy Gary Healy: Ms Lennon said 42 per cent of Irish people lived in rural areas compared to an EU average of 27 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eir’s chief executive Carolan Lennon has defended her company’s controversial decision to pull out of the Government’s broadband process at the last m(...)

Commissioners sought. The deadline for applications for the two roles, which will have regulatory oversight of an increasingly complex telephone and broadband market here, is August 16th.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) is expected to fill two of its most senior roles over the next two months ahead of a busy schedu(...)

Minister for Communication Denis Naughten who has been urged to beef up the resources and powers of telco regulator ComReg. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

In breaking news this morning, Ryanair profits fell 20 per cent to €319 million in the three months ended June 30th on lower air fares and higher cost(...)

Minister for Communication Denis Naughten: ComReg needs to be given additional powers to allow it to regulate the market effectively. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The communications regulator is seriously understaffed with an additional 70 employees needed to help it carry out its duties, Minister for Communicat(...)

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