August 2017 : Strategic Review on Non-Geographic Numbers in Ireland: A report for ComReg

The Irish telecommunications regulator ComReg commissioned DotEcon to conduct a review on Non-Geographic Numbers in Ireland, following concerns about transparency and user understanding of prices and the usage of these numbers. This report presents our findings based on our analysis … Continue reading

August 2017 : ComReg launches consultation on its review of Non-Geographic Numbers

Following a strategic review of Non-Geographic Numbers (NGNs) in Ireland, the Irish telecommunications regulator ComReg has launched a consultation presenting its findings that the current NGN regime is harming consumers and proposing two regulatory measures: Introduction of a ‘geo-linked’ tariff … Continue reading

July 2016 : DotEcon assisting ComReg with its Strategic Review of Non-Geographic Numbers

DotEcon has been commissioned by ComReg (the Irish Telecommunications regulator) to conduct research, data gathering and modelling to assist with its strategic review of Non-Geographic Numbers (NGNs). ComReg’s project aims to gather and analyse information that will allow it to assess … Continue reading

July 2016 : DotEcon supports BT in its appeal of Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review Statement

On 28 June 2016 BT lodged an appeal with the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) against the determinations made by Ofcom in its “Business Connectivity Market Review – Review of competition in the provision of leased lines”, in which Ofcom: argued … Continue reading

March 2016 : DotEcon supports BT in its appeal of Ofcom’s APCCs Determination

On 11 January 2016 BT lodged an appeal with the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) against Ofcom’s Final Determination of two disputes concerning BT’s average porting conveyance charges (APCCs).1 The two disputes were brought by Vodafone and Gamma on the back of … Continue reading

November 2015 : Only a few bad apples?

Apple recently announced that it had started to remove hundreds of apps from its App Store because they were sending personal data without the users’ knowledge or permission. Research by SourceDNA, building on a previous study conducted by researchers at Purdue University, found … Continue reading

September 2015 : DotEcon considers the impact of Ofcom’s proposed price controls on legacy services

On 21 September 2015, Ofcom published responses to its 2015 Leased Lines Charge Control (LLCC) consultation as part of its Business Connectivity Market Review. The 2015 LLCC consultation included Ofcom’s provisional views on the form and duration of the charge … Continue reading

November 2013 : Competition Appeal Tribunal dismisses the appeal of Colt Technology Services on all Grounds

On the 26 November, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) published its Judgment regarding the appeal of Colt Technology Services (“Colt”) against Ofcom’s decision not to impose passive remedies that would allow communication providers to gain access to BT’s physical infrastructure to provide … Continue reading