"The Draft Decision presents ComReg’s views on the thresholds and timescales required for reporting security incidents and the process for communicating details of incidents to ComReg."
ComReg releases update on its “Do Not Originate” service initiative
The Do Not Originate (the “DNO”) service has been launched by ComReg to mitigate against call-related fraud. Many organisations have numbers that are used for inbound-only calls. In some instances, this can be exploited by fraudsters who manipulate their call to appear as though it is coming from one of these trusted numbers. The DNO list will provide a database of these ‘inbound-only’ numbers and in the instance where calls falsely appear to originate from one of these numbers, they will be blocked. The DNO service is free to all businesses and organisations in Ireland, with several already signed up to the service. The full report is here.
ComReg publishes Draft Decision and launches consultation on ‘Network Incident Reporting Thresholds’
The European Electronic Communications Code (the “EECC”) requires companies operating electronic communications services and number-independent communications services to mitigate against security risks and report significant security incidents to the competent national authority. The Draft Decision presents ComReg’s views on the thresholds and timescales required for reporting security incidents and the process for communicating details of incidents to ComReg. Views on the Draft Decision are invited until 25 May 2023 here.
ComReg issues Opinion of Non-Compliance to Dense Air Ireland
On 15 December 2022, ComReg notified Dense Air Ireland that it had not been compliant with the licensing requirements under Regulation 6(1) of the Wireless Telegraphy (3.6 GHz Band Licences) Regulations 2016. However, Dense Air’s response indicated that it subsequently deployed Rollout Base Stations in at least four counties in the South-East Region. ComReg closed the investigation and took no further action. The full report is here.
ComReg further extends consultation deadline relating to customer charter proposals
On 16 March 2023, ComReg published a consultation document establishing its proposals for implementing a customer charter as a means of improving quality of service levels within the telecoms sector. Having previously extended the deadline for submissions to 19 April 2023, ComReg further extended the deadline to 3 May 2023. The full report is here.
EU Regulation establishing Secure Connectivity Programme for the period 2023-2027 goes live
The programme sets goals for the European Union to deploy an EU satellite constellation called ‘IRIS’ (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite). IRIS will provide ultra-fast (low latency) and highly secure communications services by 2027. The programme sets out the funding that will be allocated by the EU along with specifying the rules of participation for private parties and the awarding of contracts. The instrument is available here.