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 (...)

Siro  said it  is investing €450 million in a fibre-to-the-building network that will be primarily aimed at 50 regional towns. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

ESB-Vodafone joint venture Siro has doubled its workforce to 120 in the past 12 months. The company, which is vying for the Government’s National Bro(...)

Siro delivers broadband through fibre optic cables which run alongside existing electricity connections  to buildings. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

ESB-Vodafone joint venture Siro claims to have leapfrogged Eir as Ireland’s largest “fibre-to-the-home” broadband provider. The company said 36,500 p(...)

According to industry sources, Vodafone was angered by the timing of the Irish Farmers’ Association’s decision to back Eir’s bid for the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Vodafone is understood to be furious at the decision of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) to back Eir’s bid for the National Broadband Plan (NBP). (...)

Siro chief executive Seán Atkinson said the service would be important to those based in rural Ireland.

Siro, the open-access broadband provider, has announced that it will invest €40 million to expand its rollout to its next six locations in the Republ(...)

Richard Moat CEO of Eir: as part of its fibre broadband roll-out, and under the auspices of its NBP bid, Eir has already submitted five “access requests” to ESB seeking to use its infrastructure. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Nobody is more intimately acquainted with the ESB and its extensive network of pylons than its telecoms cousin Eir. Eir’s chairman Padraig McManus wa(...)

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(...)

Richard Moat CEO of Eir. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Richard Moat, the no-nonsense Brummie who is chief executive of telecoms group Eir, has made his Irish home in perhaps the State’s most prestigious vi(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten to present new telecoms infrastructure for broadband to Cabinet on Tuesday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A new telecoms infrastructure that will be created as part of State’s plan to bring high speed broadband to every property in Ireland is expected to b(...)

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