Telecommunications in the Republic of Ireland

  1. Business Matters: 3 Lessons in the Demise of Eircom MusicHub

    May 24, 2013 4:08 PM EDT Eircom MusicHub, the digital music service of Irish Internet service provider eircom, announced Friday it will shut down at the end of June. The basic streaming service is provided free to all eircom customers. Non-customers can sign up for €6. ...

  2. Business Matters: SonicBids, Vodafone, FCC, Tom Petty and more

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- SonicBids has acquired ArtistData , an online platform that allows artists to update their many online profiles from one place. The site currently has 25,000 musicians using its service while SonicBids has 245,000 users. At the company blog, Ar ...

  3. Irish Labels' Legal Action Against Telcos

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) has taken legal action against mobile operators O2 and 3 Ireland. IRMA's plenary summons against both companies is part of an effort to get Irish fixed line and mobile providers to introduce a gradu ...

  4. Irish Court Backs Three-Strikes

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The High Court of Ireland has ruled that a three-strikes system to tackle illegal file-sharing would be legal under data protection law. The ruling today (April 16) by Mr. Justice Charleton followed an agreement on a graduated response scheme made ...

  5. Vodafone To Join U.K. iPhone Battle From 2010

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone, the world's largest mobile operator by revenue, will sell the Apple iPhone in Britain from 2010, it said on Tuesday, finally sealing a deal to sell the popular phone in one of its biggest markets. Vodafone, which said recently it ha ...

  6. Business Matters: The Pirate Bay, Hot Topic, iTunes Pricing

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- UPC Ireland , parent company of the NTL and Chorus Internet service providers, has refused to comply with requests from the four major music gr ...

  7. Briefs: Spotify, Pandora, CMX, Zune

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Per Sundin, managing director of Universal Music Sweden, told the Swedish Wire that within five months of its launch Spotify had passed iTunes as the company's largest source of digital revenue. It's possible Swedes were nudged in tha ...

  8. Major Labels Sue Irish ISPs

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have launched a legal action against two Irish Internet Service Providers, including Ireland's second largest telco BT Ireland, to make them take action against illegal file-sharers on their networks. According to the Irish T ...

  9. Irish ISPs Reject Labels' 'Three Strikes' Demand

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Internet Service Providers' Association of Ireland (ISPAI) has issued a statement rebuffing the majors' "spurious" threats of legal action over broadband subscribers who are infringing copyright. Following an out of court s ...

  10. Irish ISP Agrees To Three-Strikes Scheme

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Irish ISP Eircom has made an agreement with the four majors to disconnect users who download music illegally. Eircom declined to instigate the labels' proposal to install software to detect the 'fingerprint' of copyrighted music fil ...

  11. O2 Rapped By U.K. Regulator

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. mobile operator O2, a major investor in mobile music and live music, has been attacked by telecoms regulator Ofcom for failing to meet its obligations to roll out 3G (third-generation high-speed) services. Industry experts believe the availab ...

  12. Irish Court Orders ISPs To Identify P2P Users

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Irish Recorded Music Association on Thursday won a landmark ruling in the High Court in Dublin forcing six Internet service providers (ISPs) to reveal the names and addresses of individuals engaged in alleged illegal file-sharing. The ruling i ...

  13. Wireless Firm O2 Strikes Landmark Recording Deal

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based wireless carrier O2 is using the mobile-phone platform to challenge the traditional music business model. The cellular-phone operator has formed a groundbreaking partnership with Andy Cato, U.K.-based wireless carrier O2 is using the mo ...

  14. IRMA Backs New Irish Online Music Club

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ireland's leading Internet service provider Eircom Net has launched the country's first online music store. Ireland's leading Internet service provider Eircom Net has launched the country's first online music store. More than 8 ...

  15. IRMA Backs New Irish Online Music Club

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ireland's leading Internet service provider Eircom Net has launched the country's first online music store. Ireland's leading Internet service provider Eircom Net has launched the country's first online music store. More than 8 ...