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Eir’s 5G network available to 70% of the population

Eir said today that its 5G network is now available to more than 70% of the population of Ireland, across every county of the country.

The build of the country’s biggest 5G network began in October of 2019.

Two years later the network now spans 336 towns and cities, across 1,110 sites.

Eir said its 5G network is complemented by its 4G network which is available to more than 99% of the geography of Ireland.

5G offers speeds up to 10 times faster than 4G and 5G technology will substantially enhance business connectivity, enabling greater reliability, speed and connection.

“At Eir our purpose is to connect for a better Ireland, and we do this by building world class communication infrastructure. Infrastructure, which has become utterly essential to all parts of our lives as staying connected, is more important now than ever,” Eir CEO Carolan Lennon said.

The Eir CEO said that 5G is not just about faster connectivity.

“This is future proof technology that brings with it the power to unlock innovation and benefits for people, businesses, education, communities and governments,” Ms Lennon said.

“Bringing our network to more than 70% of the population is a significant milestone and we won’t stop there. We will continue to expand, we will continue to support people and businesses as they realise the potential of 5G technology,” she said.

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