What will Elon Musk’s Starlink mean for the world (and Ireland’s costly and long-awaited National Broadband Plan)?
The founder of Tesla and SpaceX is working on ambitious plans to bring fast and cheap broadband to the world – and he has just got an Irish licence. As the country prepares to invest billions in building broadband infrastructure, could there be another way?
“Capitalism has to change. But the idea that we can solve the world’s problems by excluding capital makes no sense”
As CEO of Verizon Consumer Group, Ronan Dunne runs the largest division of the world’s biggest telecoms giant. The Dublin accountant and former O2 boss talks about wealth inequality, social capital, and the lessons that shaped his stellar career.
Dialling in the lawyers: Eir, the €20bn Indian conglomerate and the High Court tussle
As part of its efforts to trim core costs, Eir had outsourced elements of its IT to Indian giant Tech Mahindra. Now, the telco has begun a High Court case in Dublin against the Indian multinational over the contract.
Defending Huawei: Minister-turned-lobbyist Dick Roche on Huawei, paranoia, cybersecurity and trade wars
A lobbyist for Huawei, former Minister Dick Roche has written a column in defence of the telecommunications manufacturer. But not before we asked him the hard questions about the controversial Chinese company.
Transparency please: Why the National Broadband Plan needs to reveal contracts and corporate structures
The government has made its decision, appointing the company led by David McCourt to deliver high-speed connectivity to every home, farm and business in Ireland. The next challenge is to account for the €3 billion taxpayers will pour into the plan.
Tony Boyle: “It is very difficult for any mere mortal to fight not only the state but the richest man in Ireland”
Tony Boyle continues to fight the awarding of the state’s second mobile phone licence to Denis O’Brien’s Esat. It has been an exhausting and costly battle, but, steeled by the findings of the Moriarty Tribunal, he is not giving up.