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# telecommunications - Monday 24 July, 2017

Meteor will be called Eir from September
# Rebranding
# Rebranding

Meteor will be called Eir from September

Jul 24th 2017, 1:19 PM 21,257 Views 53 Comments

There will be no change to contracts or mobile plans for customers.

# telecommunications - Thursday 4 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 4th 2015, 10:23 PM 30,403 Views 173 Comments

Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “miserable” decision.

# telecommunications - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Lotto cancelled until tomorrow after lottery machines go on the blink
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

Lotto cancelled until tomorrow after lottery machines go on the blink

Feb 4th 2015, 10:56 PM 118,163 Views 129 Comments

Don’t worry, if you have a ticket, it’s still valid.

# telecommunications - Friday 7 February, 2014

Eircom has more mobile customers than landline, but they still don't bring in as much cash
# Switchover
# Switchover

Eircom has more mobile customers than landline, but they still don't bring in as much cash

Feb 7th 2014, 8:52 AM 10,671 Views 47 Comments

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.

# telecommunications - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Head of Britain's 'eavesdropping agency' to step down
# GCHQ
# GCHQ

Head of Britain's 'eavesdropping agency' to step down

Jan 28th 2014, 10:30 PM 4,468 Views 5 Comments

Iain Lobban is to leave GCHQ later this year after nearly six years as its director.

# telecommunications - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 21st 2014, 4:55 PM 11,638 Views 43 Comments

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”.

# telecommunications - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

8 things you always wish would hurry up
# Sponsored By Meteor
From The Daily Edge
# Sponsored By Meteor

8 things you always wish would hurry up

Oct 22nd 2013, 3:31 PM 35,023 Views 69 Comments

Come on, come ON.

# telecommunications - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

7 shopping experiences you'll only have in Ireland From The Daily Edge

7 shopping experiences you'll only have in Ireland

Sep 24th 2013, 12:02 PM 45,593 Views 56 Comments

Ireland is a pretty unique place for small businesses, all things considered.

# telecommunications - Monday 2 September, 2013

Vodafone sells stake in Verizon wireless for $130 billion
# Mega Bucks
# Mega Bucks

Vodafone sells stake in Verizon wireless for $130 billion

Sep 2nd 2013, 6:58 PM 5,568 Views 17 Comments

In what is the second-largest acquisition deal on record, Verizon will now wholly own the biggest mobile operator in the US.

# telecommunications - Monday 19 August, 2013

Vodafone paid British Government over €1 billion Irish subsidiary
# Tax Compliance
# Tax Compliance

Vodafone paid British Government over €1 billion Irish subsidiary

Aug 19th 2013, 1:55 PM 9,130 Views 9 Comments

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.

# telecommunications - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Business had €30,000 of calls made without its knowledge after hacking
# Communications
# Communications

Business had €30,000 of calls made without its knowledge after hacking

Mar 27th 2013, 8:34 PM 16,960 Views 9 Comments

The communications regulator, ComReg, has said that there have been 16 reported cases by operators of businesses’ phone systems being hacked in recent weeks

# telecommunications - Monday 28 January, 2013

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

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

Jan 28th 2013, 4:04 PM 24,531 Views 46 Comments

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

# telecommunications - Monday 3 December, 2012

Internet freedom not to be curbed: UN telecoms head
# Telecoms
# Telecoms

Internet freedom not to be curbed: UN telecoms head

Dec 3rd 2012, 3:46 PM 2,417 Views 7 Comments

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

# telecommunications - Monday 26 November, 2012

Internet TV service YouView being sued over name
# Youview
# Youview

Internet TV service YouView being sued over name

Nov 26th 2012, 5:31 PM 10,136 Views 8 Comments

The venture has suffered yet another set back and is now being sued or trademark infringement over its name.

# telecommunications - Friday 9 November, 2012

100 job losses at Ericsson Athlone after Ericsson Sweden makes 1,550 job cuts
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

100 job losses at Ericsson Athlone after Ericsson Sweden makes 1,550 job cuts

Nov 9th 2012, 11:56 AM 6,428 Views 14 Comments

The telecommunications company hopes to reduce the workforce by February 2013.

# telecommunications - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Union welcomes intervention of Oireachtas Committee in Vodafone dispute
# Vodafone
# Vodafone

Union welcomes intervention of Oireachtas Committee in Vodafone dispute

May 1st 2012, 8:48 PM 3,522 Views 9 Comments

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture has invited Vodafone to appear before them.

# telecommunications - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Vodafone 'will continue to engage' with union over customer care jobs
# Vodafone
# Vodafone

Vodafone 'will continue to engage' with union over customer care jobs

Apr 26th 2012, 9:58 AM 1,948 Views 13 Comments

CWU members yesterday voted in favour of industrial action over Vodafone’s plans to move certain functions to Newry.

# telecommunications - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

O2 to cut 120 jobs in Ireland
# Jobs
# Jobs

O2 to cut 120 jobs in Ireland

Apr 4th 2012, 3:13 PM 3,522 Views 18 Comments

The company is looking for voluntary redundancies from its workforce of 1,100 people.

# telecommunications - Friday 30 March, 2012

Business as usual at Eircom as interim examiner appointed
# Examinership
# Examinership

Business as usual at Eircom as interim examiner appointed

Mar 30th 2012, 4:55 PM 2,843 Views 18 Comments

Services nor staff will be impacted by the “necessary” move, according to the communications company.

# telecommunications - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Pay-as-you-go mobile charges are 20 per cent above OECD average
# Mobiles
# Mobiles

Pay-as-you-go mobile charges are 20 per cent above OECD average

Mar 14th 2012, 10:54 AM 2,012 Views 10 Comments

But contract plans in Ireland are cheaper than in many other countries.

# telecommunications - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

US, EU clear Google's $12.5B Motorola Mobility bid
# Takeover
# Takeover

US, EU clear Google's $12.5B Motorola Mobility bid

Feb 14th 2012, 8:25 AM 1,435 Views 0 Comments

The approval of antitrust regulators has brought Google a step closer to completing the biggest deal of its 13-year history.

# telecommunications - Monday 28 November, 2011

Dozens of jobs announced by Ammeon, Version One
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Dozens of jobs announced by Ammeon, Version One

Nov 28th 2011, 10:30 AM 1,908 Views 9 Comments

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

# telecommunications - Friday 18 November, 2011

Watch your language - Pakistan blacklists 'rude' words in texts
# Curses
From The Daily Edge
# Curses

Watch your language - Pakistan blacklists 'rude' words in texts

Nov 18th 2011, 3:06 PM 442 Views 0 Comments

Pakistanis will have to think twice before texting about “love pistols” or, em, “headlights” under new regulations.

# telecommunications - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Denis O'Brien announces end of Digicel interest in Eircom
# Eircom
# Eircom

Denis O'Brien announces end of Digicel interest in Eircom

Nov 15th 2011, 8:43 PM 3,325 Views 15 Comments

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

# telecommunications - Thursday 28 July, 2011

UPC to create 50 jobs
# Jobs
# Jobs

UPC to create 50 jobs

Jul 28th 2011, 5:42 PM 1,035 Views 16 Comments

The company has also announced that it is to invest €80million into developing its broadband network.

Eircom to invest €100m into broadband network
# Broadband
# Broadband

Eircom to invest €100m into broadband network

Jul 28th 2011, 1:33 PM 344 Views 2 Comments

The company also plans to launch a television service that customers can access through their broadband connection.

# telecommunications - Monday 14 March, 2011

O’Brien to sell Digicel firms to world’s richest man
# Digicel
From Business ETC
# Digicel

O’Brien to sell Digicel firms to world’s richest man

Mar 14th 2011, 3:10 PM 1,330 Views 1 Comment

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.

# telecommunications - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Eircom in danger of breaching lending agreements
# Eircom
# Eircom

Eircom in danger of breaching lending agreements

Mar 1st 2011, 9:41 PM 799 Views 0 Comments

Company says that 6 per cent fall in revenue coupled with “continued pressures” could see it break its agreements with banks.

# telecommunications - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

US firm to create 100 jobs in Galway
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

US firm to create 100 jobs in Galway

Dec 1st 2010, 4:38 PM 306 Views 0 Comments

Telecommunications company Genband will start opening positions before Christmas.

# telecommunications - Friday 26 November, 2010

Eircom revenues drop by 5.6% in third quarter
# Telecoms
# Telecoms

Eircom revenues drop by 5.6% in third quarter

Nov 26th 2010, 4:55 PM 147 Views 0 Comments

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

# telecommunications - Tuesday 10 August, 2010

Google-Verizon deal: a threat to the internet?
# Net Neutrality
# Net Neutrality

Google-Verizon deal: a threat to the internet?

Aug 10th 2010, 3:34 PM 161 Views 0 Comments

It has been described as “a toll booth on the information superhighway” – but what does the Google-Verizon deal really mean?

# telecommunications - Friday 6 August, 2010

More than a quarter of Irish people without landline
# Communications
# Communications

More than a quarter of Irish people without landline

Aug 6th 2010, 8:36 PM 258 Views 0 Comments

We’ve ditched landlines for mobiles and laptops.

The end of the internet as we know it?
# Net Neutrality
From The Daily Edge
# Net Neutrality

The end of the internet as we know it?

Aug 6th 2010, 3:15 PM 226 Views 0 Comments

Suspicions that Google and a major US telecommunications company are divvying up the internet is causing a little bit of panic…