Alto: Eir’s truculent response to Comreg is misguided - the regulator is protecting consumers

Eir continues to have significant power in the wholesale broadband network and its recent response to Comreg shows it’s missing the point

Eir now has the largest fibre-to-the-premise network in Ireland. Picture: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography

The chief regulatory officer at Eir recently penned a piece for this outlet in which he complained about Comreg, the industry regulator, despite what has clearly been seismic regulatory progress in the sector of late.

Last month, ComReg published its final market review decision for the wholesale broadband market. The decision sets out the market regulatory conditions required for the next five years, examining whether regulation is warranted to promote long-term competition.

The regulator only ...