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This is an update on the Ireland telecoms market, covering mobile, fixed broadband, operator initiatives, M&A, and regulation. It includes subscription, revenue, and technology forecasts for mobile and fixed broadband.


  • Ireland's telecoms market has suffered from poor broadband uptake and underinvestment by key operators. Competition in the market has intensified in the past three years. The market has become more convergent, with Vodafone launching its TV service in 2016 to join eir and Virgin Media in offering multiplay services.
  • The government's aim in Ireland is to achieve the release of 700MHz spectrum in advance of June 30, 2020, in coordination with the UK. It allocated €8m in Budget 2017 to help the migration of broadcasting services from the 700MHz band, so that it can license 5G spectrum to mobile operators by 2020.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes Ireland's mobile and fixed markets.
  • Assesses operator moves, including NGA network development.

Key questions answered

  • Who are the market leaders in the fixed and mobile markets?
  • What are the market shares of key players?
  • How will revenues grow in the next five years?
  • Which technologies will drive revenue growth?
  • What are the new operator initiatives in Ireland?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Ireland Update, December 2016

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