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(...)

Recent figures from ComReg show that  only about 10,000 homes and premises in the Republic are directly connected to fibre broadband, the gold standard of the industry. Photograph:  Andy Brown/Hemera/Getty

The Government may be forced to extend the reach of its broadband scheme because of the large number of homes being left with sub-standard services in(...)

Crossed wires: the ESB has been in direct competition with Eir in the Irish telecoms markets since last year through Siro

Eir claims it is being thwarted from using the ESB’s network to roll out its new fibre broadband product and that the energy company’s stance could fu(...)

About 4,000 homes still rely on dial-up internet, a throwback to the 1990s. A key priority for the State’s National Broadband Plan must be to avoid the instant obsolescence seen in previous digital initiatives. The NBP’s predecessor, begun in 2009, delivered a basic download speed of 1.2 megabits per second (mbps) to 250,000 homes, and was obsolete even before its completion

What does a small business owner in Co Tipperary have in common with a goat herder in northern Ethiopia? They both need a satellite to receive email:(...)

Eir contends it should not have to shoulder the entire cost of connecting every household.

One of the problems with being a former State monopoly is legacy. Eir, for example, is obliged to provide a telephone line to every household and busi(...)

The total cost of the fibre rollout is estimated by some sources as being between €1 billion and €1.5 billion.

The UK listed private equity giant, 3i, and a division of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway are taking part in the E-Net consortium that is bidding f(...)

A new fibre broadband service unveiled in Cavan town will allow download speeds comparable to cities such as Tokyo and Hong Kong

A new fibre broadband service unveiled in Cavan town will allow download speeds comparable to cities such as Tokyo and Hong Kong. ESB and Vodafone sai(...)

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