eir delivers 5G to more than 45% population across Ireland


eir has announced that its 5G mobile network is now available to more than 45% of the population of Ireland, making it Ireland’s largest 5G network.

eir has continued the expansion of Ireland’s largest 5G network throughout 2020, now providing 5G coverage across 111 towns and cities across the country and in all 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland from 576 sites. This 5G network is complemented with 4G coverage across 99% of the population of Ireland.

With 5G, eir customers will be able to download their favourite shows instantly, stream high definition content without buffering, enjoy lag-free low-latency gaming and 5G will substantially enhance business connectivity.

eir CEO Carolan Lennon said: “The continued expansion of Ireland’s largest 5G network creates endless possibilities for customers and businesses. 5G brings with it the power to transform the way we live and work. It will enable smarter homes, smarter energy management, smarter transport and the ability to connect and work in any part of the country. 5G is more than faster mobile internet, it is next generation technology with the power to unlock huge potential, innovation and business opportunities.

We began the rollout of this network just over a year ago, its continued expansion has been made possible by our €1 billion capital investment programme to build the very best network for our customers. We are proud to play our part in the delivery of world-leading digital infrastructure that is vital to Ireland’s continued growth and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

A range of 5G handsets and plans are available with eir, including eir’s Mobile Connect Plus plan, which includes No Limits Data, Unlimited Calls & Texts, 100 International Minutes and Texts and access to the eir Sport App. No Limits Data means that customers will never have to worry about how they use their 5G data on Ireland’s largest 5G network. Current 5G offers include the new iPhone 12, available from €49, with the Samsung S20 FE 5G, the OPPO Reno4 Z 5G and the Sony Xperia 5ii available from FREE.