A lot may have changed in the last 20 years, but in many ways, few lessons have been learned from how we lived in the late 1990s and early 2000s, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.
As chief executive of Eircell in the late 1990s, Stephen Brewer was to the forefront of the country’s nascent mobile revolution.
Vodafone Ireland has appointed Cork-born Anne O’Leary to head its operations at a time when the big focus is on 4G rollout. Her task will be to ensure the biggest mobile operator in the country continues its march, says Kyran Fitzgerald
THE McCarthy Report on State Assets and Liabilities is short-sighted, contradictory and seems to have little regard for the state’s strategic position in fostering future economic development in Ireland.
GAA President Nickey Brennan confirmed today that Vodafone will continue their sponsorship of the All-Stars and that the scheme's presentation banquet will take place this year in the Citywest Hotel on October 17.
VODAFONE’S 11-year Association with the GAA All Star scheme is to end today.
IT is the height of hypocrisy for Fine Gael, the employers’ group IBEC, the Small Firms’ Association and other conservative elements to bemoan the decision of Aer Lingus to end its Shannon-Heathrow connection.
THE 45,000 customers of Smart Telecom are the latest casualties of the crazy decision to privatise Telecom Éireann.
THE takeover of Eircom by Babcock & Brown is the latest in a series of ownership changes.
EIRCOM’S current and former employees are likely to get windfall payments later this year from the sale of their stake in the company.
IF BABCOCK & BROWN succeeds with its takeover bid for Eircom, it will be the fourth time in less than seven years the telecom giant has changed hands.
DIGICEL, Denis O’Brien’s Caribbean-based mobile business, has named former Eircell chief executive Stephen Brewer as the new head of its operations in Trinidad and Tobago.
Denis O'Brien's Digicel Group today announced Stephen Brewer has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Digicel Trinidad & Tobago.
EIRCOM has had almost €130 million wiped off its market value since announcing it would buy Meteor for €420m earlier this week.
EIRCOM is set to spark a price war in the mobile phone market after announcing its €420 million takeover of Meteor yesterday.
EIRCOM became the last man standing in the race to buy Meteor yesterday after smaller rival Smart Telecom said it was no longer interested in the country's third mobile operator.
Smart Telecom tonight pulled out of the battle for Meteor, leaving Eircom as the only major contender left in the race to buy the country’s third mobile phone company.
PROSPECTS for Eircom’s re-entry to the mobile market hotted up yesterday as the fixed-line phone operator refused to comment on speculation it had bid for an advanced third generation (3G) licence.
THE rate of broadband take-up in Ireland has collapsed, according to figures published yesterday by Eircom.
EIRCOM’S re-entry to the mobile phone market is only a matter of time and the company should buy Meteor when it comes on the market, according to Davy Stockbrokers.
Mobile phone giant Vodafone today indicated its run of multi-billion pound losses would end next year following a change in accounting rules.
EIRCOM’S future remains uncertain following its return to the stock market.
VODAFONE’S share price has come under renewed pressure amid rumours of an intended bid for AT&T’s mobile giant AT&T Wireless in the United States.
SHARES in Vodafone Group Plc, the world’s largest cellular operator, fell to an 11-week low on Friday last.
IT was the 1970s before the first telephone was installed into south Kerry’s Black Valley.
Analysts in Britain have recommended that Irish shareholders hold onto their Vodafone stock, citing yesterday's interim results as an indication of future growth.
MOBILE phone operator Vodafone yesterday appointed former Eircom chief executive Alfie Kane to its board of directors.
METEOR, the third mobile phone operator in Ireland, believes it has a cast iron case for access to roaming facilities on the transmission systems of the two major players in the market.
Vodafone has said it will pay dividends to Irish shareholders in euro and not in sterling after receiving complaints.
SENIOR civil servants grossly underestimated the number of mobile phones that would be sold in Ireland when awarding to second mobile phone licence to Esat Digifone.
EIRCOM’S fortunes have dipped sharply since it was bought by Dr Tony O’Reilly and US private investors in November 2001.
MOBILE phones have already changed the face of modern communications and now location-based services are about to bring major changes to mobile phones.
THE Competition Authority is investigating a complaint levied against Vodafone by retailers angry at the slashing of margins on top-ups for ready-to-go phones.
Fixed line operator, eircom has been hit hard by charges it had to take as a result of restructuring moves and the sale of its mobile unit, Eircell to Vodafone.
The Irish Republic now has the seventh highest percentage of mobile phone users in Europe, according to new figures from the Dublin-based Director of Telecommunications office.
Vodafone Ireland says that its Key Performance Indicators for the three month period to March 31, 2002, show that its integration into the Vodafone Group, with full re-branding is complete.
The country's largest mobile phone operator is undergoing a major revamp this morning, as Eircell officially changes its name to Vodafone Ireland.
A senior parliamentary backbench member of Fianna Fail has demanded safeguards to prevent a ‘‘sex text message’’ scam spreading to Ireland from Britain.
The Eircell-Vodafone Hurling All-Stars of the last two years depart for Argentina later this morning, where they will play an exhibition game at the Hurling Club of Buenos Aires on Saturday.
Dublin company Altamedius, formerly Artic Web, is to provide micro payment services to Eircell Vodafone's 1.6 million customer base.
Digifone has announced plans for the provision of its GPRS service to corporate and consumer customers in January, 2002.
Genie, the mobile internet business of mm02, has selected Openwave to provide an integrated web, WAP and SMS messaging platform for its 5.8m registered users.
Vodafone, which acquired Eircell from Eircom, reported its results for the half year.
Iarla Flynn has hit out at the 'cosy cartel' between Digifone and Eircell/Vodafone which, he says is keeping mobile phone charges artificially high and is costing Irish businesses millions of pounds every year.
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