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Introduction

The Irish telecoms market has historically been affected by poor infrastructure and lack of investment from private players, but the government is now initiating reforms and has introduced an action plan aimed at accelerating infrastructure rollout.

Highlights

  • The government's new action plan will encourage operators to invest in upgrading their network infrastructure in order to improve 4G population coverage and the regulator has planned the auction of the 3.6GHz spectrum band to help operators deliver additional fixed wireless and mobile services.

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
  • SMS termination
  • Roaming obligations

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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