Ireland’s eir has announced a further expansion of its 5G network, claiming that its in-deployment infrastructure now reaches more than 57% of the population. In a press release regarding the rollout of next generation mobile broadband technology, the company said that it is ‘rapidly expanding’ its 5G footprint across all 26 counties, with its network now spanning 268 towns and cities across the Republic, via 904 sites. Meanwhile, it said its 5G infrastructure is complemented with 4G coverage ‘across 99% of the population of Ireland’.
eir CEO Carolan Lennon said of the network development: ‘Our dedicated teams are building a comprehensive 5G network for all customers and I am proud to see the rollout of eir’s 5G network continue at-pace, despite public health restrictions. The transformation of our mobile network ensures that eir offers the best coverage and connectivity to our customers in every corner of Ireland, enabling our customers to live, work and connect reliably and at speed, wherever they choose in the country.’