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Meteor will be called Eir from September
# Rebranding
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# Rebranding

Meteor will be called Eir from September

Jul 24th 2017, 1:19 PM 21,267 Views 53 Comments

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

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

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

Lotto cancelled until tomorrow after lottery machines go on the blink

Feb 4th 2015, 10:56 PM 118,165 Views 129 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 7th 2014, 8:52 AM 10,672 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.

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

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

8 things you always wish would hurry up
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# 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.

7 shopping experiences you'll only have in Ireland

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 28th 2013, 4:04 PM 24,532 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.

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

Internet freedom not to be curbed: UN telecoms head

Dec 3rd 2012, 3:46 PM 2,418 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”.

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 26th 2012, 9:58 AM 1,950 Views 13 Comments

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

O2 to cut 120 jobs in Ireland
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# 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.

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

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

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

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

Watch your language - Pakistan blacklists 'rude' words in texts
# Curses
# 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.

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

UPC to create 50 jobs
# Jobs
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# 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
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# 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.

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

Eircom in danger of breaching lending agreements
# Eircom
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# 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.

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

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

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

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