Firms jockey for position to enter mobile market

At least 14 companies have indicated that they are seeking to enter the Irish mobile-phone market as operators, according to telecoms industry watchers.

18th June, 2005

At least 14 companies have indicated that they are seeking to enter the Irish mobile-phone market as operators, according to telecoms industry watchers.

At the end of a week which saw Eircom applying for the state's unused fourth 3G licence, the clamour to enter one of the highest margin businesses in Ireland is intensifying.

“I think that 14 is on the lower end of the scale,” said Paul Farrell, head of marketing at O2. “We're seeing...

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