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.

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Keeping kids safe online this Safer Internet Day

Switcher.ie has some helpful tips on how you can educate your children about cyber safety.

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Consumer complacency around energy usage pushes up bills

According to new research from energy provider Pinergy, over half of consumers do not actively monitor and adjust their energy usage.

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Sky Fibre Ultra to bring speeds of up to 1Gb to Irish households

Fibre to the Home technology will be used to deliver Ireland’s fastest broadband.

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Electricity and Gas switches peak in October 2018

Electricity switches were at their highest in seven years and gas the highest in eight years.

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Eurostat data reveals Ireland is fifth most expensive country in EU for household electricity

Electricity prices are going up and Ireland is already paying more than many of its European neighbours.

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Data connectivity demand in Ireland is on the increase

… but there are challenges in making sure all of Ireland is better connected.

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Digiweb awarded Guaranteed Irish Membership

Digiweb provide broadband services across Ireland with offices based in Dublin and Dundalk.

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Ireland in top 10 most expensive countries for broadband in Europe

… and broadband isn’t the only household utility that has Ireland at the most expensive end of the table.

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Pure Telecom and BT Ireland sign multi-million Euro deal to deliver faster, reliable speeds to more areas in Ireland

The deal will be welcomed by those in harder-to-reach areas.

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Pure Telecom study finds people would rather vote electronically then visit traditional polling stations

Four in ten believe electronic voting should be an option as the next Presidential election approaches.

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Energy Saving Low Rate Loan Scheme launched by Credit Unions and REIL

There's good news for households looking to make energy efficient alterations.

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CRU audit finds all energy suppliers compliant with complaints handling code

This is good news for energy customers who want to raise an issue with their supplier.

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French consortium acquires majority stake in eir

The deal has to be approved by the regulator.

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Save up to €159 with new gas deal from Flogas

The 25% Direct Debit discount tariff is available from today.

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The Commission for Energy Regulation is now the Commission for Regulation of Utilities

Its mission, vision and values remain the same

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enet-SSE to rollout high-speed broadband to 115,000 premises in North-West Ireland

Towns that will benefit from the rollout include Ballinasloe, Roscommon and Manorhamilton.

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Pure Telecom signs deal with open eir to access its wholesale network

The deal gives Pure Telecom access to almost two million potential customers.

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From September, the Meteor mobile brand will be no more

Meteor customers will be contacted about this shortly.

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SIRO and BT Ireland complete their first live 1GB broadband trial

The trial took place in Carrigaline, Co. Cork.

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Pure Telecom and DSM deal will see 15 new jobs across Ireland

These new sales representatives will aim to help to achieve Pure Telecom's growth targets.

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SIRO and enet have signed a network agreement

The deal makes enet a SIRO aggregator, so its customers will gain access to SIRO’s 100% fibre-optic network.

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Pure Telecom celebrates 15 years in business, with turnover up 17% last year

The company reached €20 million in revenue in 2016.

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Ennis is Ireland’s latest 'gigabit town'

The town is now powered by SIRO’s 100% fibre-optic gigabit broadband network.

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National Broadband Plan: eir commits to commercial rollout to 300,000 premises

This rollout is to be completed by end-2018.

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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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