Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ceisteanna (266)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

266. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on wholesale market competition and the necessity to create the environment and appropriate structures to drive this further; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5127/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The provision of electronic telecommunications services by private operators, including wholesale services, occurs within a fully liberalised market.  Decisions by those operators with regard to all matters pertaining to the delivery of the service, including wholesale mobile services, are a matter for the service provider concerned. The regulation of the telecommunications market and the companies operating within it, to the extent permitted by law, is a statutory function of the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) in accordance with the Communications Regulation Act 2002.

ComReg is statutorily independent in the exercise of its functions and is directly accountable for the performance of its functions to the Oireachtas.