The awards are judged using a mix of in-depth consumer surveys, independent speed tests, customer ratings and an expert judging panel.
The aim of the awards is to help consumers make better-informed buying decisions, by giving them independent feedback on things like the value, speed and customer service available from providers.
The Switcher.ie Awards is now in its sixth year.
The event is returning to The Marker Hotel in Dublin on 21 February 2019 to celebrate the best of Ireland’s Broadband, TV, Phone and Mobile providers.
Independent panel selected by Eoin Clarke, Managing Director of Switcher.ie
Ciara O’Brien has been a technology writer since 2002, and joined The Irish Times in 2008. Ciara's a business journalist, specialising in consumer technology, and writes on everything from mobile phones and tablets to very expensive TVs and watches in a weekly column for the paper. She also contributes to the new Irish Times Tech & Innovation podcast.
Fiona Flynn is TV Editor with Entertainment.ie, which involves watching, reviewing and talking about a shedload of television, everything from Game of Thrones to Fair City. She contributes regularly to both national and regional radio, while she also hosts The Telly Show on Entertainment.ie and has interviewed a wide range of famous faces from the world of television.
John is the founder and the driving force behind the award winning IrishTechNews.ie. He loves technology in all its forms and is proud to be leading a dedicated team that is disrupting the status quo in media coverage.
While passionate about the Irish Start Up and SME sector, John has a particular interest in the Internet of Things and the connected world we now live in.
Niall Kitson is editor of online news resource TechCentral.ie. Previously editor of PC Live!, Niall has been tracking the roll-out of broadband in Ireland since 2006, when copper connections were considered state-of-the-art.
On top of his editing duties he manages to find time for the weekly TechRadio podcast and has contributed comment to local and national radio stations, newspapers and, occasionally, television.
Emmet Ryan is Connected editor and beer columnist with the Sunday Business Post. With over a decade's experience covering all aspects of the IT sector, Emmet has one multiple awards for his extensive work in the industry. He is also the author of two books on Gaelic Football tactics and has done lots of other things that are also in no way relevant to these awards.
Highlights from previous Switcher.ie Awards