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Telecom operators

Poor mobile-phone coverage and dropped mobile phone calls are to come under the spotlight of Ireland's telecoms regulator, ComReg.

The agency is to test for bad mobile phone service all over the country, looking for evidence of dropped calls, weak signals and slow mobile data speeds.

The move comes as mobile operators make claims about data speeds and geographic coverage which sometimes conflicts with users' experience. The regulator plans to initiate a series of test drives around the country.