Thursday, February 28 16:18:52
Eircom's CEO has confirmed the company will launch a television service in the coming months.
Speaking at IBEC's CEO conference, Herb Hribar said the company would be the first to offer fully-fledged 'quad-play' bundles, which would allow customers to receive telephone, broadband, mobile and television services from one provider.
Mr Hribar said the television offering was part of a wider strategy by the company, which will also see the launch of fibre broadband and a 4G mobile service.
He said the company spent E144m last year to acquire a 4G spectrum licence for its Meteor mobile division, while E400m has been earmarked for the rollout of fibre broadband to 1.2 million homes and businesses by June 2015.
The broadband and home phone market that Eircom once dominated has become increasingly competitive in recent years, particularly due to the expansion of services by companies formerly focused on television.