Vodafone Ireland has credited customers with €2.5 million and stumped up €250,000 to pay for a roaming related fine levied by the country’s regulator.

The operator breached universal service regulations when signing up Pay As You Go customers to its “Red Roaming” tariff last year, according to the Comreg.

Specifically, the regulator said Vodafone’s decision to automatically enroll customers onto the tariff and the way in which it notified them of the contract change was in breach of its rules.

Vodafone has accepted it made an error and paid the fine, while also crediting those customers who did not benefit financially from being opted into the tariff.

Meanwhile, Sky has signed up BT to help it provide broadband services in Ireland.

The multi-year contract will see BT’s Irish wholesale arm supplying an end-to-end managed service, combining its own 4300km core network with local access services from wholesale providers such as SIRO and eir.

The network will feature a mix of technologies including ADSL, FTTC and FTTH.

BT will also provide a VoIP product to reduce reliance on traditional voice lines.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, although BT Ireland confirmed that this is its largest ever deal.

Sky also renewed an existing deal with BT for a further four years, covering voice services, copper broadband and fixed line internet.

JD Buckley, Managing Director, Sky Ireland, said: “This deal with BT reflects our continued commitment to investment in infrastructure in Ireland and will mean our customers can avail of the highest fibre speeds in the country across the widest possible footprint.”  

Read more: Vodafone JV withdraws from Ireland’s National Broadband Plan

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