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Introduction

Irish regulator, the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), completed the market review of several wholesale markets in 2018 and 2019. The Irish government has set an ambitious target as part of the country's national broadband plan to deliver broadband speeds of 30Mbps to all premises by 2020.

Highlights

  • Ireland is set to miss its national broadband plan target, but coverage is set to improve in the years to come.
  • ComReg has concluded the 26GHz spectrum auction and plans to award multispectrum bands in the coming years.
  • ComReg issues its final decision on universal funding support.

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

  • Spectrum policy
  • 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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