eir has today launched its new 5G mobile network which has gone live in 10 towns and cities across the country. It is the largest network of 5G coverage of any operator.
Beginning with 100 5G sites across Ireland’s 5 largest cities (Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford) as well as Carlow, Castlebar, Dundalk, Drogheda and Kilkenny, eir says it will allow customers to enjoy the unrivalled speed and reliability that 5G offers with peak speeds over 1Gbps.
Another 100 sites will be launched in the coming weeks, bringing coverage to Athlone, Bray, Ennis, Letterkenny, Sligo, Tralee and Trim in time for Christmas. A further 100 sites will be added early in the New Year to bring the total number of towns and cities with eir 5G coverage up to 20.
Commenting on the expansion, eir CEO, Carolan Lennon said, "I am delighted to launch eir’s 5G network, giving our customers widespread access to the next generation of mobile connectivity. With 5G, our customers will be able to download their favourite shows instantly, to stream high definition content without buffering and to enjoy lag-free low-latency gaming. Most significantly, it will substantially enhance business connectivity and we are proud to play our part in creating the strong telecoms infrastructure that is vital to Ireland’s continued growth."