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Spectrum is the single largest business expenditure for telcos

Irish telecom companies say they could accelerate the rollout of 5G nationwide if they are given tax relief on buying mobile spectrum licences. Ibec-(...)

ComReg said reducing WACC rates should lead to futher investment in networks

The communications regulator has confirmed plans to cut the wholesale rate that Eir receives from other telcos for using its network to deliver servic(...)

Competitors claim Eir is being given an unfair advantage

The communications regulator has failed to comply with a request made by the European Commission more than two years ago to urgently update the pricin(...)

The commission told ComReg to ‘update relevant pricing decisions as soon as possible’

The European Commission has told the communications regulator to reduce rates for fixed-line telecommunications as a matter of urgency in a move that (...)

Inex operates a system called peering, which allows large internet companies to exchange traffic between their customers. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

One of Ireland’s oldest internet companies, which counts Facebook, Google and Apple among its users, has become embroiled in a corporate governance ro(...)

Judge Martin Nolan said that while the internet had its advantages, the case exposed “the dark side which allows a man sitting in his house to inflict huge amounts of trauma”. Photograph: Adam Peck/PA

Laws governing online harassment are already sufficient to prosecute and have been used several times, legal experts have said after a man was jailed (...)

There is no registered company called Eir Retail, it’s simply one of the company’s brands.

The appearance of representatives from Eir Retail at a meeting last week between Irish telcos and the independent oversight body set up to ensure the (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said there were ‘big questions’ to answer in relation to where the broadband plan goes from here. File photograph: Tom Honan.

The resignation of Minister for Communications Denis Naughten following controversy over the National Broadband Plan has added “further uncertainty” t(...)

Minister for Communication Denis Naughten: ComReg needs to be given additional powers to allow it to regulate the market effectively. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The communications regulator is seriously understaffed with an additional 70 employees needed to help it carry out its duties, Minister for Communicat(...)

Operators connecting customers through Eir’s fibre network must pay it €272, compared with €114 in the UK. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

More needs to be done to address the dominance of Eir in the Irish broadband market as the current situation is to the detriment of consumers, an Oire(...)

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