Ireland’s eir has announced the introduction of commercial 5G services in the Republic, initially offering the new service in ten towns and cities, specifically: Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Carlow, Castlebar, Dundalk, Drogheda and Kilkenny. Relatively swift expansion is planned, meanwhile, with eir having said it expects its 5G network to have been made available in a total of 20 towns and cities by ‘early in the New Year’. Future coverage locations have been declared as: Athlone, Bray, Ennis, Kilarney, Letterkenny, Navan, Sligo, Tralee, Trim and Wexford.
Customers looking to take up the new service need both 5G-enabled tariff and a 5G handset, with the cellco offering four compatible devices initially, including the Samsung S10 5G and the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G. Two 5G plans are offer, meanwhile, with the lower-cost of the two being the ‘eir mobile connect plus’ tariff, which costs EUR59 (USD65) per month and offers unlimited domestic calls, texts and data, as well as 100 international minutes and texts.