The Government is expected to stump up about half the cost of the National Broadband Plan here, which could be between €1 billion and €1.5 billion

The Government is expected to finalise the number of homes and businesses covered by the National Broadband Plan (NBP) this week. This follows a repo(...)

The Government is expected to stump up approximately half the cost of the National Broadband Plan, which could run to between €1 billion and €1.5 billion

The number of homes and businesses covered by the National Broadband Plan (NBP) is to be reduced by up to 300,000 following an agreement between the D(...)

Imagine CEO Sean Bolger: he said the Government’s National Broadband Plan had opted for a fibre solution that was way beyond what was needed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The chief executive of mobile technology group Imagine says the latest ComReg figures on the uptake of fibre broadband in Ireland represent “a complet(...)

 Founder and chief executive of telecoms group Imagine Seán Bolger: he says   the cost of linking 937,000 homes   to a high-speed, fibre-to-the-home network is prohibitive. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Remember when telecommunications was just Telecom Éireann: a single entity, running a single infrastructure? Sure, it was bloated and uncompetitive, (...)

If Eir wins the tender it must cough up roughly €500 million to buy a set of contracts it already has. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Eir finds itself in a rather curious situation regarding the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP). If the State’s largest telco wins the tender(...)

Eir,   Siro and Enet - the shortlisted bidders for the delivery of the NBP

Sometime in 2015, Eir ditched a plan to connect 66 regional towns to its new fibre broadband product and switched attention to some 300,000 homes loca(...)

Broadband: Despite complaints about the lack of broadband in certain areas, it remains to be seen how many householders avail of the service once connected. Photograph: Karl Hussey/Fennell Photography

The Government will lock down its broadband intervention footprint early next year, according to insiders. But the three companies vying for the contr(...)

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(...)

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