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Telecom Companies in Ireland

Updated on Wednesday 13th December 2017

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Telecom-Companies-in-IrelandTelecommunications in Ireland

The telecom sector in Ireland has developed a lot during the last few years, the country’s telecommunications network comprising a digital system based on optic fiber. Telecommunication companies in Ireland benefit form a highly-regulated environment and provide customers a wide range of digital services. The telecom sector in Ireland is regulated by the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) and by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources is the governmental body responsible for the national legislations and regulations with respect to telecommunications and broadcasting.

Our experts in Ireland may provide you with more information about the telecommunications legislation.

Obtaining a telecommunications license in Ireland

The authority issuing telecommunication licenses in Ireland is the Broadcasting Authority. Broadcasting licenses for Irish telecom companies are issued according to the Broadcasting Act from 2009. Broadcasting licenses are issued for commercial, community temporary and institutional radio services in Ireland.

Commercial radio licenses are issued for a limited number of Irish companies and depend on the type and purpose of the contract. Irish telecom companies are also subject to the considerations of the BAI Contract Awards Committee.

Irish companies may also apply for a temporary radio license which grants them the right to sign a broadcasting contract with a limited period of up to one year. The Contract Committee Award may also recommend certain companies providing telecommunication services to educational facilities, hospitals or other institutions to apply for an institutional radio license with a validity period of up to 10 years.

Our specialists in company formation in Ireland will guide you through the licensing application procedure.

Manufacturing telecommunication equipment in Ireland

In order to set up a manufacturing company, the first step is to register the company with the Companies Registration Office in Ireland. In order to do that, the applicant must select one of the following NACE codes, Section D, subsection DL, in the Nomenclature of Economic Activities:

  • - 32 for the manufacture of radio, television and communication equipment,
  • - 31.1 0 for the manufacture of electronic valves and tubes and other electronic components,
  • - 32.2 for the manufacture of television and radio transmitters,
  • - 32.3 for the manufacture of television and radio receivers, sound or video recording equipment.

If you want to set up a telecom company please contact our Irish consultants in company incorporation.


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