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Ireland - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

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Last updated: 5 Mar 2019 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 48

Synopsis

Ireland’s telecom market has been invigorated by the economic recovery seen during the last three years, emerging from a period in which it had been held back by low broadband uptake, reduced investment among operators as lower spending among consumers. Operators including eir, enet and Vodafone Ireland have extensive fibre-based networks deployments in pace aimed at providing 1Gb/s services, while the government is also promoting its National Broadband Plan by which all premises are expected to receive a service of at least 30Mb/s by 2022. This Plan, requiring an investment of up to €600 million, will greatly boost the adoption of IP-delivered content, including e-government, e-health and e-learning. Although only a consortium including enet was in a position to bid for the tender in November 2018, the government is confident that the Plan can be achieved to schedule.

This report provides statistics and analysis on the key sectors of the Irish telecom market, presenting an overview of the regulatory environment, the fixed network operators and services, and telecom infrastructure.

Key developments:

  • French holding company NJJ and the telco Iliad together acquire a 64.9% stake in eir;
  • National Broadband Ireland remains sole bidder for National Broadband Plan tender;
  • Ireland-France Cable-1 (IFC-1) system secures additional finance;
  • Eir requests to close copper infrastructure in some areas upgraded with fibre;
  • Regulator rules that eir make fibre networks available to altnets;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data to Q3 2018, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Eir, BT Ireland, Smart Telecom, Tele2.

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