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# Telecoms

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# Huawei
Huawei to create 110 jobs in Ireland over next two years
The Chinese multinational said it plans to invest €80 million in Irish research and development.
# customer service
Two-thirds of complaints dealt with by telecoms regulator so far this year came from Eir customers
The regulator said Eir customers have experienced “unacceptable” waiting times.
# Telecoms
Trump pledges to protect jobs at Chinese telecom giant
“Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!”
# heating up
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.
# going going gone
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.
# big boycott
A massive phone company is pulling out of Israel, and Israel is NOT happy
Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “miserable” decision.
# fibre to the rescue
High-speed broadband could be Eircom's saviour
The company has slowed the long-term slide in its revenues.
# part 1
State surveillance: How Gardaí and others can secretly monitor you
Part One of’s two-part series on state surveillance in Ireland.
# Out of service
Eircom has refunded thousands of customers for phone outages
The telecoms company struck a deal with the industry watchdog.
# switching over
Lots of Irish mobile phone users have been ditching Vodafone
But it’s not all bad news here for the global telecoms company.
# job going
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.
# ComReg
Watchdog investigates Yourtel over Eircom complaints confusion
Many customers were blaming Eircom for problems experienced with Yourtel’s service.
# connected
This Irish telecoms company has landed a €125 million investment
Viatel is set to go on a spending spree after landing the cash.
# Damage bill
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.
# Crossed Wires
Eircom error will leave 30,000 paying big bills
Eircom says it failed to process direct debits.
# 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”.
# Surveillance
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
# redundancies
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.
# Results
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.
# Eircom
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.
# phone bill
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.
# Roaming
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.
# Roaming
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.
# 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”.
# deals
Significant increase in mergers and acquisitions in Q2
The value of deals in Q2 of this year totalled €378 million.
# Vodafone
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.
# Africa
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.
# Syria
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.
# Eircom
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Imagine
Imagine buys Clearwire