Industry News

This section is where you'll find all of the information on the latest developments in both the broadband and energy market in Ireland.

enet brings total investment in development of fibre network to €100m

The latest investment focusses on further integrating the Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs).

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Virgin Media to add 120 jobs in Limerick and expand fibre broadband network in Mid-West

The jobs are in the area of customer care, as well as some back-office finance roles.

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Pure Telecom to create 32 new jobs

The jobs will require an investment of €1.8 million

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ComReg opens consultation on Code of Practice for complaints

The consultation is open from now until 6 February.

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ComReg publishes draft 5-year strategy for electronic communications services

Strategy outlines five key trends in electronic communications, as well as five top-level ‘strategic intentions’.

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Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce publishes its final report

The report includes 40 actions and information on the investments in telecoms infrastructure that are already underway

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SSE and Dixons Carphone partner up to offer connected home and services solutions

They will be building and trialling new connected product and service propositions in 2017.

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SIRO to invest €150m in network rollout for 2017

This will go towards the expansion of the company's Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) network.

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ComReg report shows broadband prices in Ireland are higher than other European countries

On the other hand, mobile bills here are lower on average.

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SIRO and BT Ireland sign network agreement

The agreement will enable BT to offer its corporate, public sector and wholesale customers access to SIRO’s 1 GB FTTB technology.

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PrePayPower will soon be entering the gas market

The company has already rolled out prepay electricity to over 100,000 customers in Ireland.

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Nova Broadband to expand even further next year

The Cork-based company has already expanded into areas like Limerick, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Laois and Waterford.

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Anchorage Capital Group LLC intends to acquire eir

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Virgin Media launches 'Future Makers Awards'

The awards will recognise young coders aged 10 to 17

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Energia produced 100% Green Energy in 2015

This is the third year running that Energia has received the Green Energy award.

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Virgin Media announces sponsorship of comedy on RTÉ2

The company will also be sponsoring RTÉ 2fm’s Breakfast Republic show.

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New CER research shows only 40% of people are aware of better offers in the energy market

This is despite the fact that customers can make significant savings by switching...

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ComReg issues €255,000 fine to Virgin Media over contracts issue

Virgin Media failed to provide 26,046 of its customers with a contract in a durable form.

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SIRO announces it is investing €40m to expand its rollout to its next six locations

The progression of the rollout means services will be live, or construction will be underway, in 17 towns by the end of this year.

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The National Ploughing Championships start tomorrow - and there'll be lots of broadband information for visitors

Visitors will be able to visit exhibitions from both open eir and SIRO

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Competition and Consumer Protection Commission announces motor insurance probe

Summonses and information requests have been issued to insurance providers and industry representative bodies

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ComReg report highlights increase in broadband speeds and mobile minutes

The Commission for Communications Regulation has released its quarterly key data report on the Irish communications market for Q2 2016.

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Freephone Exam helpline for Leaving Cert students, supported by eir, is now open

Leaving Certificate students, their parents and their teachers can access the helpline, which is provided by The National Parents Council Post Primary, and supported by eir, free of charge.

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Half of consumers aren’t satisfied with the speed of their home broadband

Speed is one of the most important factors for people when they are choosing a broadband plan, coming second only to price, so why are so many of us sticking with our providers if we’re not happy?

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open eir to provide Aqua Comms with a high capacity fibre connection from Killala to Dublin

The deal with Aqua Comms is worth more than €5m.

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