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# Rebranding
Meteor will be called Eir from September
There will be no change to contracts or mobile plans for customers.
# big boycott
A massive phone company is pulling out of Israel, and Israel is NOT happy
Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “miserable” decision.
# Computer Says No
Lotto cancelled until tomorrow after lottery machines go on the blink
Don’t worry, if you have a ticket, it’s still valid.
# switchover
Eircom has more mobile customers than landline, but they still don't bring in as much cash
Meteor and eMobile earned revenue of €180 million in the six months to the end of December compared to €499 million for fixed line services.
Head of Britain's 'eavesdropping agency' to step down
Iain Lobban is to leave GCHQ later this year after nearly six years as its director.
# Expansion
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”.
# sponsored by meteor
8 things you always wish would hurry up
Come on, come ON.
7 shopping experiences you'll only have in Ireland
Ireland is a pretty unique place for small businesses, all things considered.
# mega bucks
Vodafone sells stake in Verizon wireless for $130 billion
In what is the second-largest acquisition deal on record, Verizon will now wholly own the biggest mobile operator in the US.
# Tax compliance
Vodafone paid British Government over €1 billion Irish subsidiary
A Leopardstown-registered subsidiary of the British telecoms giant had a turnover of €380 million a year, but did not employ a single person between 2002 and 2007.
# Communications
Business had €30,000 of calls made without its knowledge after hacking
The communications regulator, ComReg, has said that there have been 16 reported cases by operators of businesses’ phone systems being hacked in recent weeks
# Phone scam
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
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”.
# youview
Internet TV service YouView being sued over name
The venture has suffered yet another set back and is now being sued or trademark infringement over its name.
# Jobswatch
100 job losses at Ericsson Athlone after Ericsson Sweden makes 1,550 job cuts
The telecommunications company hopes to reduce the workforce by February 2013.
# Vodafone
Union welcomes intervention of Oireachtas Committee in Vodafone dispute
The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture has invited Vodafone to appear before them.
# Vodafone
Vodafone 'will continue to engage' with union over customer care jobs
CWU members yesterday voted in favour of industrial action over Vodafone’s plans to move certain functions to Newry.
# Jobs
O2 to cut 120 jobs in Ireland
The company is looking for voluntary redundancies from its workforce of 1,100 people.
# Examinership
Business as usual at Eircom as interim examiner appointed
Services nor staff will be impacted by the “necessary” move, according to the communications company.
# Mobiles
Pay-as-you-go mobile charges are 20 per cent above OECD average
But contract plans in Ireland are cheaper than in many other countries.
# Takeover
US, EU clear Google's $12.5B Motorola Mobility bid
The approval of antitrust regulators has brought Google a step closer to completing the biggest deal of its 13-year history.
# Jobswatch
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.
# Curses
Watch your language - Pakistan blacklists 'rude' words in texts
Pakistanis will have to think twice before texting about “love pistols” or, em, “headlights” under new regulations.
# Eircom
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.
# Jobs
UPC to create 50 jobs
The company has also announced that it is to invest €80million into developing its broadband network.
# Broadband
Eircom to invest €100m into broadband network
The company also plans to launch a television service that customers can access through their broadband connection.
# Digicel
O’Brien to sell Digicel firms to world’s richest man
Denis O’Brien’s Honduras and El Salvador telecommunications businesses are to be acquired by Mexican businessman Carlos Slim – recently named as the world’s richest man by Forbes.
# Eircom
Eircom in danger of breaching lending agreements
Company says that 6 per cent fall in revenue coupled with “continued pressures” could see it break its agreements with banks.
# Jobswatch
US firm to create 100 jobs in Galway
Telecommunications company Genband will start opening positions before Christmas.
# Telecoms
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.
# Net Neutrality
Google-Verizon deal: a threat to the internet?
It has been described as “a toll booth on the information superhighway” – but what does the Google-Verizon deal really mean?
# Communications
More than a quarter of Irish people without landline
We’ve ditched landlines for mobiles and laptops.
# Net Neutrality
The end of the internet as we know it?
Suspicions that Google and a major US telecommunications company are divvying up the internet is causing a little bit of panic…