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Research and Markets: Ireland - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts 2013 Report
[February 20, 2013]

Research and Markets: Ireland - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts 2013 Report

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Ireland - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts" report to their offering.

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Ireland's telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors.

Growth in the number of broadband connections has slowed in all sectors except cable, with overall growth less than 1% in 2012.The regulator's ruling that eircom make its fibre networks available to alternative operators should stimulate FttC-based broadband adoption in coming years and boost competition among providers.VoB traffic now accounted for more than a tenth of all fixed voice minutes, placing greater strain on eircom's revenue.The number of mobile subscribers grew by barely 1% in 2012 as the sector was affected by emigration, high unemployment and lower customer spend.

Key Developments

- Magnet Networks launches free web TV

- eircom launches IPTV (News - Alert) service

- Tesco Mobile profit turnaround

- regulator prepares 30MHz of sub-1GHz spectrum for mobile broadband

- Meteor and O2 (News - Alert) sign network sharing deal

- Vodafone and 3 agree to a 50/50 JV

- O2 launches MVNO

- MTRs reduced again

- regulator auctions multi-band spectrum for 4G

- Vodafone (News - Alert) fined for roaming data cap breaches

- mobile retail revenue continues to fall

- Next Generational Broadband Taskforce set up for broadband roadmap

- government pursues NewEra' National Recovery Programme

- Ka-band spotbeam technology available to Digiweb Tooway, eircom and SBI satellite

- revised National Broadband Plan to deliver 30Mb/s nationally

- eircom extends FttC investment

- BT Ireland returns to broadband market

- dramatic fall in number of WiFi (News - Alert) hotspots and access points

- regulator rules that eircom make fibre networks available to altnets

- eircom launches telecoms services in the UK

- Emerald Networks secures loan approval for 100Gb/s cable linking Ireland to Iceland and the US

- regulator rules that eircom make fibre networks available to altnets

- regulator market data to September 2012

- telcos' operating and financial data to September 2012

- market developments to February 2013.

About This Report

This report is essential reading for those needing high level strategic information and objective analysis on the telecom sector in Ireland.

It provides further information on:

- Market liberalisation and regulatory issues;

- The impact of the global economic crisis;

- Telecoms operators - privatisation, acquisitions, new licences;

- Mobile data market developments in coming years in light of spectrum auctions and new license awards;

- 3G developments, regulatory issues and technologies including HSPA and LTE;

- Broadband migration to an FttH architecture;

- Historical and current subscriber statistics and forecasts;ARPU statistics and forecasts.

Companies Mentioned

- Eircom (News - Alert)

- BT Ireland

- Smart Telecom

- Tele2

- UPC Ireland

- Casey Cablevision

- Digiweb

- Magnet Networks

- Vodafone Ireland

- O2

- Meteor

- Eircom Mobile

- Tesco Mobile

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