ComReg says it is now a matter of “critical concern” that it is not possible at present to guarantee secure telecommunications networks in the absence of access by private companies to intelligence on national security risks.

The Government should give careful consideration to the advice it has received from the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) to allow int(...)

ComReg wants a mechanism for sharing and accessing national security intelligence “in a controlled way” and “particularly among State agencies”.

Intelligence on threats to national security should be shared between government agencies and with the private sector, the body responsible for commun(...)

The costs of providing services on 1800 numbers are due, in part, to high operator-to-operator charges.

New measures are to be introduced to cut the costs for businesses and charities offering 1800 numbers to users of their services. The measures have b(...)

Pure Telecom was spared a recorded conviction providing it donated €10,000 to charity. Photograph: iStock

A telecom company’s service contracts with 55,000 customers were not transparent about terms and charges, and breached communication regulations, a co(...)

A ComReg spokesman said its online map will allow phone users to check expected mobile phone coverage of different operators at all locations throughout the country. File photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The communications regulator is to publish a national map of phone coverage ‘blackspots’ in the coming days, after a previous plan for local authoriti(...)

Eir said phishing and impersonation scams are global issues that have recently ‘become more common across Europe’. Photograph: iStock

A scam targeting landline phones claiming to be “Eircom” has hit households in recent days. A number of people have taken to social media complainin(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton said the two appointees ‘have considerable experience’ in the sector.

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has announced the appointment of Garrett Blaney and Robert Mourik to the State’s communications regulator. (...)

  Seán Kyne, Minister of State with responsibility for  Digital Development, and  Anthony Whelan, director of  Electronic Communications Networks and Services, DG Connect, at the Galway forum on Friday.

All those involved in the delivery of the National Broadband Plan must “remain focused” to complete the journey towards a digitally connected society,(...)

Sky Ireland has paid the communications regulator a €117,000 penalty imposed over its failure to give paper or email contracts to 79,000 customers and “cooling off” rights to more than half of those. Photograph: Daniel Leal/AFP

Sky Ireland has paid the communications regulator a €117,000 penalty imposed over its failure to give paper or email contracts to 79,000 customers and(...)

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(...)

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