Mobile phone shake-up on the cards as competition intensifies

Eircom's expected takeover of mobile phone company Meteor this week will have implications for consumers and rival companies alike.

23rd July, 2005

Eircom's expected takeover of mobile phone company Meteor this week will have implications for consumers and rival companies alike.

The company's re-entry into the mobile market could lead to reduced prices and phone packages for landline and mobile customers. “Unlike the other mobile operators, Eircom has its own telecoms infrastructure,” said Jack Gorman, a telecoms analyst with Davy Stockbrokers.

“This means they'll be able to structure their products differently to O2 and Vodafone.”...

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