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Minister for Communications Denis Naughten: map will help consumers choose between providers in their region. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A national map of the quality of mobile coverage offered by different phone operators is to be made available to consumers following a recommendation (...)

Comreg has given Eir  four weeks to respond to its  findings.

Eir could be facing multi million euro fines for acting in an anti-competitive manner towards rivals that use its network. The State’s largest telco(...)

Eir is appealing ComReg’s decision designating it, for five years to July 2021, the “universal service obligation”  for provision of fixed-line access for the entire State. Photograph:  Maxwells

Eir has challenged a decision by communications regulator ComReg which it says “significantly constrains its ability to freely conduct its business a(...)

Eir:  company plans to take regulator ComReg to court to have part of USO designation relating to access at a fixed location overturned. Photograph: Maxwells

Eir is challenging the law requiring it to provide rural phone services under the universal social obligation (USO). The State’s largest telco believ(...)

ComReg said the cost of the USO on Eir amounted to about €5.1 million in 2009. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Telecoms regulator ComReg has ruled that Eir should not be compensated for at least part of its universal service obligation (USO). The State’s incu(...)

Figures from regulator Comreg reveal that barely 10,000 Irish customers have opted to utilise fibre-optic connections even when available. Photograph: Andy Brown/Hemera/Getty

Regulators in Brussels want every household in the bloc to have access to superfast broadband within a decade. By superfast, they mean internet connec(...)

Allowing companies to be network owners as well as retail providers can, in theory, queer the pitch in terms of price, but it’s hardly unusual

The Cabinet will this week sign off on a rather central aspect of the National Broadband Plan, one that will have implications for the quality of acce(...)

 Vittorio Colao, chief executive officer, Vodafone Group. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

If you happen to work in one of Vodafone’s overseas offices, Vittorio Colao is not someone you want to bump into too often. “When I don’t show up fo(...)

Non-Eir operators claim ComReg’s failure to adjudicate leaves an uncertainty hanging over the industry and their operating costs. Photograph:  Maxwells

Telecoms regulator ComReg has come under fire for failing to rule on whether Eir should be compensated for its universal service obligation (USO). Th(...)

Eir defends price changes, saying they were linked to the company’s increased investment in high-speed fibre broadband. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Consumers can expect an 18 per cent hike in broadband prices from next September as a result of changes to Eir’s wholesale rates. The State’s larges(...)

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