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Introduction

The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) is yet to complete the first round of market analysis of the EC’s 2014 list of markets susceptible to ex-ante regulation. The majority of markets have not seen a review in at least five years.

Highlights

  • ComReg issues draft market analysis of four wholesale markets.
  • ComReg completes the auction of spectrum in the 3.6GHz band and initiates a public consultation on 400MHz.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides an insight into the relevant regulated markets in Ireland.
  • Offers a detailed understanding of the country's regulatory environment.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in Ireland?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in Ireland?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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