Communications in Ireland

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Communications in the Republic of Ireland, including postal services run by An Post, are regulated to a large extent by the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), the Minister for Communications, Marine & Natural Resources has overall responsibility for national policy and regulation. Much of Ireland's communications infrastructure is modern and digital, however in several sectors there are competitive disadvantages to overcome due to the uncompetitive nature of the economy of Ireland.

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Broadcasting

Radio

Television

See also: Radio Telefís Éireann and Broadcasting Commission of Ireland

Internet

Telephone

Telephone system

  • domestic: digital system using cable and microwave radio relay
  • international: satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

Telephones - fixed

Telephones - mobile

NB - due to the introduction of full-number portability, some phones may now operate on different networks to those on which their number was originally allocated, thus an 086 number may not necessarily be an O2 number, likewise a Vodafone customer may have an 085 number if they were previously a Meteor customer.

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