Tuesday January 21, 2020

Department of Communications admits lack of transparency

Officials agree with committee findings over renewal of lucrative telecoms contracts without a competitive tender process

12th January, 2020
Catherine Murphy, co-leader of the Social Democrats

The Department of Communications has accepted that there was a lack of transparency around the renewal of lucrative telecoms contracts without a competitive tender process.

Enet holds a contract with the state to manage and operate the country’s 94 metropolitan area networks (Mans). These are comprised of state-owned fibre-optic cables that enable telecoms operators to connect broadband customers.The firm acts in effect as a wholesaler for network access, selling it to other companies.

...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Phone box offering wifi, touchscreens and interactive maps to be located on Merrion Street Lower, with several more to follow

Killian Woods | 1 week ago

David McCourt’s National Broadband Ireland could be compensated if some costs spiral, or if inflation rises faster than anticipated

Peter O'Dwyer | 2 weeks ago

Department wants experts’ advice and assistance in governance of rural scheme

Peter O'Dwyer | 1 month ago