Renationalisation Bandied AboutMarch 2009 | Industry News
The European Commission's annual report on the telecom industry in Europe was not very complimentary about the Irish fixed-line incumbent eircom, and this has now led to calls for the operator to be nationalised, reports TeleGeography. The criticism centred around the fact that Ireland's monthly consumer landline bills were deemed to be the highest in Europe, and particularly high on prices charged for wholesale access to eircom's network for its competitors in the landline market. It was also noted that broadband coverage in rural areas had lagged behind targets.
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