About eircom

We are the largest integrated telecommunications operator in Ireland, with an ubiquitous fixed line voice network, with broadband services available to approximately 96% of potential customers in our coverage area. We also have a mobile network with 2G outdoor service that covers 98.4% of the Irish population, and covers 99% of the Irish population through our network and our roaming arrangement with Vodafone. As of December 31, 2012, our 3G outdoor service covered 90% of the Irish population.

We are investing heavily in our network. We are constructing an extensive Next Generation Access fibre network, and believe the reach and quality of our network will allow us to offer highly attractive and competitive services in terms of speed, capacity, contention, connection reliability and cost efficiency. We intend to roll out our NGA fibre network to over one million premises by December 2014 and to over 1.2 million premises by June 2015. As of June 30, 2013, we have rolled out our network to more than 475,000 premises passed. On May 20th, we launched our efibre proposition offering high speed broadband of up to 70mp/s.

We secured a package of valuable spectrum in the recent Irish auction, which will enable us to make our network 4G LTE compatible, while improving our existing 2G and 3G mobile networks. We are rolling out a 4G network which will bring high speed connectivity to emobile and meteor customers. Add to that our network of over 2000 wifiHub locations and all of us will be connected easier, better and faster than before.

Fixed line services

We are the largest provider of fixed line telecommunications services in Ireland, offering internet, voice and data services to individual consumers and business users. We also offer wholesale access to our network to Other Authorised Operators (“OAOs”). According to quarterly data published by ComReg (ComReg 13/25), we had a market share for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 of 52.7% of the Irish fixed line market, based on revenue.

We had 1,356,000 fixed line retail and wholesale telephone access lines in service as of December 31, 2012 of which 1,276,000 were PSTN lines and 80,000 were ISDN lines. Approximately 96% of our active access lines are in exchanges enabled to support both PSTN and ADSL permitting simultaneous, high-speed transmission of voice and data over our network. We are also the leading provider of broadband services in Ireland with 461,000 retail lines as of December 31, 2012 according to ComReg.

Mobile services

Our Mobile division is comprised of our Meteor and eMobile brands, offering segmented strategies to appeal to different demographics in the mobile market. We are the third largest mobile operator in Ireland in terms of customers. As of December 31, 2012, our Mobile division had 1,086,000 customers. According to quarterly data published by ComReg, we had a share of 19.9% of the Irish mobile market, based on number of subscriptions, including mobile broadband, as of December 31, 2012. Revenue (before inter segment eliminations) for our mobile division for the financial year ended June 30, 2012 was €372.2 million.

Meteor was incorporated in 1998 and was acquired by eircom in November 2005. We provide our mobile telecommunications services over our GSM/GPRS/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA networks. The initial roll out of our UMTS/HSPA offering was completed in 2012 after we were awarded the fourth 3G licence in Ireland on March 12, 2007. On November 15, 2012, we were awarded licenses on a spectrum liberalised basis, in the 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequency bands allowing us to The term of our 4G license runs until 2030 and we have already begun the implementation of our LTE (4G technology) network.