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Introduction

The Irish regulator, the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), continues to focus on the government’s ambitious broadband program, which aims to provide a minimum 30Mbps broadband speed by 2015.

Highlights

  • The government’s national broadband plan has narrowed the gap between rural and urban access to broadband.
  • In addition to building broadband infrastructure, ComReg has also been reviewing the universal service obligations in relation to the building of telecoms network in rural Ireland.

Features and Benefits

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

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

Other services subject to regulation

  • Other services subject to regulation in Ireland
  • The retail market
  • Regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • National roaming
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Numbering policy

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund

Markets susceptible to regulation

  • Markets susceptible to regulation

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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