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This report profiles Ireland’s fixed and wireless broadband markets,
together with developments in related technologies such as FttP,
powerline broadband, wireless and mobile broadband, Wi-Fi and internet
via satellite. It also provides subscriber forecasts to 2023.

Ireland’s broadband market has developed strongly in recent years,
supported by an improving economic climate which has revived investment
among the key players, as well as by government efforts to improve
wholesale access. In late 2018 the regulator published three decisions
on wholesale access pricing resulting from its Broadband Market Review.
Several ISPs, including Vodafone Ireland and Sky Ireland, provide
services on a wholesale basis through the network of SIRO.

Separately, the government is investing up to 600 million on its
National Broadband Plan, which will provide connections of at least
30Mb/s across the country least 30Mb/s by the end of 2022 and deliver
broadband services to about 900,000 premises considered uncommercial by
market players.

Although the incumbent telco eir withdrew from the tender, leaving the
National Broadband Ireland consortium as the sole bidder, it is
completing a major government-sponsored 1Gb/s network build reaching
some rural 300,000 premises. Together, these several efforts have
resulted in a rejuvenated broadband sector where average download speeds
are now among the highest in Europe.

Key Developments:

  • Eir commits $500 million in five-year FttP program;
  • SIRO trials reach 10Gb/s data rates;
  • VDSL connections grew 8.5% in the year to September 2018;
  • Vodafone Ireland and SIRO launch the Gigabit Hub Initiative;
  • Casey Cablevisin acquired by Virgin Media;
  • Virgin Media Ireland increases broadband speed to 360Mb/s, looks to a
    1Gb/s service;
  • Sky launches 100Mb/s fibre broadband service;
  • Regulator rules that eir make fibre networks available to altnets;
  • Report update includes the regulators market data updates to Q3 2018,
    telcos operating and financial data to September 2018, recent market

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction and statistical overview

1.1 Market analysis

1.2 National Broadband Plan

1.3 Government networks

1.4 Regional infrastructure

1.5 Wholesale bitstream

1.6 Broadband statistics

1.7 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023

2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

3.1 Alternative operators

3.2 VDSL

3.3 Vectoring DSL

4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

4.1 Eir

4.2 SIRO

4.3 Sky Ireland

4.4 Other developments

5 Broadband Powerline (BPL)

6 Wireless broadband

6.1 1.7GHz band

6.2 10.5GHz band

6.3 3.5GHz band

6.4 Digiweb

6.5 National Fixed Wireless Point to Multipoint Licences (FWPMA)

6.6 Other developments

6.7 Other bands

6.8 Wi-Fi

6.9 Worldwide Interoperability of Microwave Access (WiMAX)

6.10 Wi-Fibre

6.11 Internet via satellite

Companies Mentioned

  • Virgin Media Ireland (formerly UPC Ireland)
  • Casey CableVision
  • eir
  • Digiweb.

For more information about this report visit

Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
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Topics: Broadband