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Hutchison eyeing renewed Eircom bid

Hutchison Whampoa is seeking to carry out due diligence on Irish telco Eircom with a …

Report: 3 Ireland eyeing Eircom

3 Ireland made a bid of “about EUR2 billion” for troubled Irish operator Eircom, with …

Ireland set for EUR500M licence issue

The Sunday Times reports that Ireland is set to raise EUR500 million from the issue of high-speed broadband and 4G licences this year, with an auction set to take place by the end of July.

Irish regulator announces MTR cuts

ComReg, the Irish telecoms watchdog, said that the country’s mobile operators are set to reduce their call termination rates over the next two years.

ComReg confirms incorrect subscriber submissions from 3 Ireland

ComReg, Ireland’s telecom watchdog, said that it has “reasonable grounds” to believe that Hutchison 3G Ireland committed an offence by providing it with false information, which was then used by ComReg to compile its Quarterly Key Data Report.

3 Ireland reports 175K mobile broadband users

TeleGeography reports that Irish 3G operator 3 Ireland says it has signed up more than 175,000 mobile broadband customers, making it the number one player in that segment and the second largest in the broadband market overall behind Eircom.

3 Ireland racks up losses

TeleGeography reports that Hutchison Whampoa’s Irish 3G mobile operator 3 Ireland has accrued total losses of more than EUR270 million (US$404 million) to date, having racked up losses of EUR82 million in 2008.

3 partners with sat firm for Irish broadband project

3 Ireland has hired UK-based broadband satellite operator Avanti Communications to assist with its project of rolling-out mobile broadband to Ireland’s rural population.

3 Ireland rolls out free VoD service

3 Ireland has introduced the country’s first ‘free’ video-on-demand (VoD) offering for mobile handsets, funding the new service wholly via advertising, according to a TeleGeography report. Gorillabox is powering the service.