Telecoms news from Ireland
In advance of its 4G network rollout commencing later this year, O2 Ireland has announced that it is upgrading and enhancing its 3G network in 250 locations across 14 counties in May. ...more.
Vodafone Ireland has outlined its LTE deployment plans, and announced that the town of Kilkenny will be covered first, with the launch expected this autumn. ...more.
Ireland's Hutchison 3G (Three) has awarded a contract to Samsung Electronics to be its sole provider of LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) and LTE core infrastructure equipment. ...more.
Samsung's corporate marketing director for the UK and Ireland has been made redundant the company confirmed to trade press. ...more.
Vodafone Ireland has announced that Anne O'Leary, Director, Enterprise Business Unit Ireland, is to take up the post of CEO with immediate effect. ...more.
The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has called on the telecoms regulator to reject proposals that it says would see the country split into an urban/rural divide for phone call costs. ...more.
Vodafone Ireland is seeking a legal ruling to overturn a regulatory decision lowering the mobile termination rate on their mobile network. ...more.
Huawei is opening a new R&D centre spread across two sites in Ireland and will be doubling its local workforce with the addition of a further 50 jobs. ...more.
Vodafone Portugal has announced that in addition to the network of Spain, it will also monitor the communications networks of the company's operations UK and Ireland. ...more.
The Irish telecoms regulator has completed its auction of radio spectrum and raised EUR481.7 million from the mobile networks, with commitments to pay up to EUR372.95 million by 2030 when the licenses expire. ...more.
Irish telco, Eircom has announced that it is slashing 2,000 of its 5,700 staff over the next 18 months. ...more.
Motorola has failed in a bid to secure a court order dismissing a lawsuit it is fighting in Ireland over a WiMAX network deployment contract dispute. ...more.
Wi-Fi hotspot provider, Wicoms has signed a deal that will allow Skype users to have free access to hotspots it manages across the UK and Republic of Ireland. ...more.
Vodafone Ireland announced the acquisition of Complete Telecom, an Irish business based in Dublin that provides enterprise managed data network and fixed telecoms services. ...more.
Cisco Systems has announced the acquisition of ThinkSmart Technologies, headquartered in Cork, Ireland. ...more.
Vodafone Ireland has agreed to pay EUR40,000 to a number of Irish charities to settle an investigation into outstanding unsolicited marketing communications cases. ...more.
SumUp, a German company offering credit card processing with a smartphone -- very similar to the USA based Square service -- is setting up an office in Dublin, Ireland. ...more.
Irish public transport should be fitted with free WI-Fi access by the end of next year, the country's Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Leo Varadkar has announced ...more.
Research In Motion has appointed Rob Orr as the new Managing Director of its UK & Ireland business with effect from next month. ...more.
Ireland's Supreme Court has given leave for two companies to sue after they were denied a GSM license -- back in 1995. ...more.