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# telecoms - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

There's a new phone company in town and here's what they're offering you

Virgin Media is launching a new mobile phone range with a particular focus on established brands.

# telecoms - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Digiweb is offloading a chunk of its business - for a cool €95 million

The Viatel assets will now come under the wing of billion-dollar US company Zayo.

# telecoms - Thursday 4 June, 2015

A massive phone company is pulling out of Israel, and Israel is NOT happy

Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “miserable” decision.

# telecoms - Monday 18 May, 2015

From Business ETC High-speed broadband could be Eircom’s saviour Fibre To The Rescue

High-speed broadband could be Eircom’s saviour

The company has slowed the long-term slide in its revenues.

# telecoms - Sunday 17 May, 2015

State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you Exclusive

Part One of’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.

# telecoms - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Eircom has refunded thousands of customers for phone outages

The telecoms company struck a deal with the industry watchdog.

# telecoms - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Lots of Irish mobile phone users have been ditching Vodafone

But it’s not all bad news here for the global telecoms company.

# telecoms - Monday 29 September, 2014

Herbie goes to the US: Eircom boss stands down after company float shelved

The company’s CEO is headed home less that two weeks after plans to go public (again) are put off.

# telecoms - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Watchdog investigates Yourtel over Eircom complaints confusion

Many customers were blaming Eircom for problems experienced with Yourtel’s service.

# telecoms - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

This Irish telecoms company has landed a €125 million investment

Viatel is set to go on a spending spree after landing the cash.

# telecoms - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Here's how much the winter storms cost eircom

The telecoms company reported flat profits and a drop in revenues for the first three months of the year today.

# telecoms - Friday 4 April, 2014

Eircom error will leave 30,000 paying big bills

Eircom says it failed to process direct debits.

# telecoms - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Digicel plans €500m investment as Denis O'Brien targets 'massive push' in 2014

In an interview with the Financial Times, O’Brien said that an expected $650m dividend from the company to him “hasn’t been paid yet”.

# telecoms - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

US telecom companies reluctant to collect phone records for fear of lawsuits

It’s estimated that it would cost $60 million to move the records for the NSA program to phone providers

# telecoms - Monday 18 November, 2013

830 jobs to go at Eircom

The company says that it is on target to reduce staff by 2,000 by next June, as the latest tranche of redundancies hits over 800 people.

# telecoms - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Phones, tablets, notebooks: Numbers using mobile data surging, says Vodafone

Vodafone says almost 70 per cent of its customers are now using mobile data on their devices.

# telecoms - Friday 27 September, 2013

Eircom's broadband customers, revenue and earnings fall in year to end of June

The company’s full year results to the end of June have been published this morning.

# telecoms - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Roaming charges in the EU could be banned soon

The new legislative package launched today could bring the end to roaming charges and compulsory 24 month contracts.

# telecoms - Friday 28 June, 2013

Good news, holidaymakers: Roaming costs will fall from Monday

The European Commission’s lowering the maximum price you can be charged to use your phone in another EU state.

# telecoms - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Roaming charges in the EU could be a thing of the past within a year

The European Commissioner for Digital Agenda today also called for the parliament to take real action on cybercrime.

# telecoms - Monday 28 January, 2013

Regulator says mobile users shouldn't pay price for Slovenian scam

ComReg says it has worked with mobile networks so that users are now unable to return calls to a Slovenian premium line.

# telecoms - Monday 3 December, 2012

Internet freedom not to be curbed: UN telecoms head

A review the 24-year-old UN telecom regulations kicked off today amid insistence that plans to control internet freedoms are “unfounded”.

# telecoms - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Significant increase in mergers and acquisitions in Q2

The value of deals in Q2 of this year totalled €378 million.

# telecoms - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Vodafone staff vote in favour of industrial action

An “overwhelming majority” of Vodafone customer care staff will take industrial action at plans to move jobs abroad.

# telecoms - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

How did a ship manage to slow down all of East Africa's broadband?

Simple – it managed to drag its anchors across an undersea data cable linking the continent to faster internet connections.

# telecoms - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Minister to investigate whether Irish technology being used in Syrian repression

Richard Bruton is to examine suggestions that technology supplied by two Irish companies has been linked to the blocking and filtering of text messages in the troubled country.

# telecoms - Friday 23 December, 2011

Eircom shareholders resign from boards over rejection of debt deal

ST Telemedia, the largest shareholder in Eircom, says its directors have resigned after its creditors rejected a debt plan.

# telecoms - Monday 28 November, 2011

Dozens of jobs announced by Ammeon, Version One

Two companies, specialising in IT consulting and cloud computing software, have announced the creation of dozens of new jobs today.

# telecoms - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Denis O'Brien announces end of Digicel interest in Eircom

With Digicel no longer engaged in takeover talks, Eircom will have to come up with an alternative restructuring plan by 18 November.

# telecoms - Friday 26 November, 2010

Eircom revenues drop by 5.6% in third quarter

Ireland’s biggest phone operator sees adjusted earnings stay flat, and may have to breach agreements in the next year.

# telecoms - Monday 26 July, 2010

TELECOMS group Imagine has bought Clearwire. The financial details have not been revealed but Imagine has said it will use Clearwire’s infrastructure to roll out its WiMax network, a fully mobile broadband service.