eircom mulls mobile network sharing plan

24 Mar 2009

Irish incumbent eircom is considering talks with its competitors concerning a possible mobile network sharing deal for its wireless arm Meteor Mobile, the Irish Independent writes. The announcement comes in the wake of a network sharing agreement between Vodafone and O2 parent Telefonica which is designed to save the pair significant sums on rollout costs. The paper reports that eircom is looking to engage the likes of Vodafone, Telefonica and 3 Ireland concerning its network sharing options in the Republic and would like to set up a similar cost-saving deal as the one inked by Vodafone and Telefonica earlier this week. eircom is saddled with a debt pile of nearly EUR4 billion (USD5.45 billion) and is currently reviewing its business operation with a view to cutting costs.

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