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5G has arrived: the mobile technology promises faster speeds and more

What is 5G? 5G is the next generation of mobile connectivity which succeeds the current 4G and older 3G systems. It stands for “fifth generation” and (...)

The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland  plans to impose stricter rules that will stop providers promising “fibre” in their broadband adverts when the connections still rely on ageing copper lines

Irish telcos may soon face a clampdown on how they market their broadband products amid a spike in complaints about so-called “fake fibre” adverts. T(...)

Telecoms regulator Comreg has raised the prospect of applying a universal service obligation (USO) for broadband to homes and premises currently not served by commercial operators or public policy interventions.

Telecoms regulator Comreg has raised the prospect of applying a universal service obligation (USO) for broadband to homes and premises currently not s(...)

BT  entered Ireland in 2000 through the acquisition of a controlling stake in Esat Digifone

BT’s 600 employees in Ireland will benefit from a scheme to distribute about £50 million (€57m) a year in shares, representing about £500 (€572) per e(...)

BT: Vodafone, Virgin and Three may be possible suitors for acquisition of its Irish arm. Photograph: Phil Noble

Ireland’s top telcos Vodafone, Virgin and Three have been touted as possible buyers of BT’s €460 million Irish unit, which the UK telecoms giant is se(...)

Eir’s  director of mobile networks, Fergal McCann,  and CEO, Carolan Lennon. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Eir announced a €500 million overhaul of its fixed broadband platform this week, pledging to build fibre lines directly into an additional 1.4 million(...)

The contract, which was renewed in 2017, is said to be worth at least €20 million a year to Limerick-based Enet. Photograph: PA Wire

The Government has come under fire for failing to put a major telecommunications contract out to tender and for presiding over a deeply uncompetitive (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is looking for exemptions from the property tax.

The Sunday Business Post has reported by a long-awaited overhaul of property tax in the State has been delayed as Minister for Transport Shane Ross is(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe pictured at Government Buildings in advance of delivering Budget 2019. The ESRI has concluded that the budget will reduce incomes on average next year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Budget 2019 was supposed to put money in our pockets but an analysis by the ESRI of the various tax and benefit measures announced in October show tha(...)

The difference between extending coverage so that it reaches a higher proportion of the State’s area, as against a higher proportion of its population, is huge,  reports show. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Extending mobile phone broadband coverage to 95 per cent of the State in geographical terms would cost €858 million, while extending it to 99.5 per ce(...)

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