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David McCourt, CEO and founder of Granahan McCourt, and Peter Hendrick, CEO of National Broadband Ireland. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The company chosen to deliver the Government’s €3 billion National Broadband Plan (NBP) has unexpectedly dropped out of the equivalent project in the (...)

The Government dithered and delayed and ultimately decided to press on, fearful of the political backlash a U-turn at this late stage might trigger. Illustration: iStock

Somewhere in the middle of this broadband saga, the Government got stuck. It had been talking about doing it – rescuing rural Ireland from its broadba(...)

The company is involved in a number of significant projects including Eir’s fibre rollout for 1.4 million homes. Photograph: iStock

Telecom contractor KN Circet is looking to fill 400 jobs over the coming 12 months having opened a new training facility to teach telecoms tradespeopl(...)

David McCourt’s company has been shortlisted for Project Stratum, the North’s £165 million broadband rollout project, after the initial stage of procurement. File photograph: Jason Clarke

Granahan McCourt, the Government’s preferred bidder for the €3 billion National Broadband Plan (NBP), has been confirmed as one of the lead bidders fo(...)

Eir has already tried to halt the contract coming into force due its complaints but a judge ruled against its request

Ofcom has opened an investigation into whether BT discriminated against Eir when it won a lucrative public sector deal in Northern Ireland in 2018. T(...)

ComReg’s review of Eir, which has been outsourced to consultants, was prompted by complaints that it was abusing its dominant position

Eir, Ireland’s incumbent telco, must look upon the move to legally and structurally separate BT in Britain from its infrastructural arm Openreach with(...)

The results cap a week of turbulence for BT. Photograph: PA Wire

BT reported a sharp drop in third-quarter profit, as an accounting scandal in Italy forced a write-down, muting gains in the company’s consumer and mo(...)

The Government plans to award two subsidised contracts for the rollout of high-speed broadband across rural Ireland later this year. The scheme is likely to cost up to €1.5 billion, with the State expected to stump up half the money. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Telecoms firm Enet has signalled its intention to bid for the Government’s rural broadband scheme. The tender will be awarded later this year. The co(...)