Ireland has ‘worst broadband in Europe’, says Eircom-owner

Eircom’s telecommunications network needs significant new investment as it has ‘‘the worst broadband in Europe’’, according to the new owner of the company.

5th August, 2006

Eircom’s telecommunications network needs significant new investment as it has ‘‘the worst broadband in Europe’’, according to the new owner of the company.

Babcock & Brown (B&B) director Robert Topfer made the remarks in an interview published last week with reporter Rod Myer of leading Australian newspaper The Age.

The comments will come as an embarrassment to Eircom’s management team and its outgoing chairman Tony O’Reilly, who...

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