Market Comment: ‘ComReg stymied by Eircom at every turn' -Citigroup

With the dust settling on Eircom's sealing of the Meteor Mobile deal, the focus of investors and consumers will switch back to the legal wars being fought between ComReg and Eircom to dictate the opening up of the Irish telephone market.

6th August, 2005

It is already abundantly clear that the pace of change is being dictated by the dominant phone company as it continues to decide on the ability of rivals to gain access to its telephone exchanges. And it's a regulatory war - as a major investment report published last week underlines - that Eircom is winning hands down. The Citigroup Smith Barney report baldly states that such is the total success that Eircom has had in...

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