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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# ComReg

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# Communication
Just 5 per cent of people don't own TVs - survey
That is according to a new survey from Comreg, which also found that 75 per cent of those asked said they own a laptop.
# Series of tubes
ComReg to launch its own online test for broadband speeds
The Communications Regulator tool will allow users to test whether they’re getting the speeds they signed up for.
# Communications
Business had €30,000 of calls made without its knowledge after hacking
The communications regulator, ComReg, has said that there have been 16 reported cases by operators of businesses’ phone systems being hacked in recent weeks
# Hey Mr Postman
Price of a stamp will rise to 60c next month
An Post has been given permission to consolidate its postage rates – so both 55c and 65c stamps will be repriced at 60c.
# Phone scam
Mobile users targeted by phone scam involving Lithuanian numbers
Last month customers on the 087 prefix were targeted by a Slovenian premium number scam.
# Robo-calls
Pro-life 'robo-calls' to Irish numbers came from United States
ComReg and the Data Protection Commissioner say because the calls came from abroad, they can take no action against them.
# Phone scam
Regulator says mobile users shouldn't pay price for Slovenian scam
ComReg says it has worked with mobile networks so that users are now unable to return calls to a Slovenian premium line.
# Eircom
Eircom not repairing faults equally - ComReg
The company is said to be repairing its retail faults on average before wholesale faults, which goes against non-discrimination obligations.
# Inflation
An Post seeks 18 per cent hike on price of stamps
An Post wants to increase the price of a standard letter from 55c to 65c, the first increase since 2007.
# Hacked
ComReg warns businesses of increase in phone hacking
In one phone hacking case, a company had calls to the value of over €250,000 made through its phones.
# Prime Numbers
Transport, texts and telecommuting: The week in numbers
How many SMS messages are sent in Ireland every second? And how many times could Greece buy Sergio Aguero?
Gr8! :) Over 3 billion texts sent from July to September
Plus we made more mobile calls than fixed land line calls, and broadband subscriptions rose during the same period.
# Abortion
Over 500 complaints over abortion robo-calls
The Data Protection Commissioner said it has reshuffled staff to deal with the rising volume of complaints.
# Abortion
Approximately 300 complaints over abortion robo-calls
The Data Protection Commissioner has continued to receive complaints about the automated phone calls but says it may be unable to take action.
# mail
An Post signals price increases, job losses
The group reiterated plans to reduce its workforce by 1,500 employees by 2016.
# Mobiles
Pay-as-you-go mobile charges are 20 per cent above OECD average
But contract plans in Ireland are cheaper than in many other countries.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
Catch up on the day’s biggest news – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Vodafone
Vodafone to pay €400,000 penalty over roaming charges
ComReg said the mobile operator was breaking EU regulations on the charges it applied to its Irish customers.
# missing children
ISPCC granted licence to run 116000 missing child hotline
The hotline number was reserved for over four years before ComReg received an application to operate it.
# Broadband
Consumers choosing higher broadband speeds
ComReg’s latest quarterly figures indicate an increasing demand for high-speed broadband.
# Hacking
ComReg warns of increase in 'corporate phone-hacking'
Instances of hacking into a company’s switchboard, and then using their phone lines to make calls, are up in 2011.
# Just Mobile
Just Mobile to shut after just 10 months in operation
Ireland’s only Irish-owned prepaid mobile network provider is to wind down services over the next three weeks.
# Broadband
Broadband speeds on increase as UPC rolls out 20Mb lines
The company has said it will upgrade 99 per cent of its customers by next month.
# Missing
Ireland still has no missing children's hotline - because nobody's prepared to run it
The 116000 number has been reserved for a national hotline, like those in Europe – but nobody has applied to run it.
# Television
Telly Wars: TV3 sues RTÉ for €10 million over transmission fees
TV3 claims that it was charged more than TG4 paid to be broadcast on the RTÉ-owned national transmission network.