Eir's 5G network now available to 53% of the country 3 months ago

Eir's 5G network now available to 53% of the country

It has also been announced that 5G has been switched on in Croke Park.

Eir's 5G network is now available to 53% of the country, reaching 204 towns and cities all across Ireland.

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The broadband network will reach Celbridge, Boyle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Gorey, New Ross, Nenagh, Shannon, Rush, Birr, Callan, Fermoy, Bundoran, Knock airport, Tullow, Bray, Longford town among others.

A new 5G service was also today switched on in Croke Park on Tuesday, with it aiming to allow fans to share the matchday experience from games to friends and family back at home, once fans can return to the venue.

Speaking in Croke Park today, Carolan Lennon, CEO of Eir, said: "Eir is delighted to be the 1st operator to surpass 53% of the population of the country with 5G and to be the 1st to bring 5G to life in Croke Park.

"We are also delighted to turn on Croke Park’s 5G capabilities, ahead of the Dublin vs Mayo game this weekend. When fans return, they’ll be able to enjoy speeds up to 10 times faster than 4G and a reliable connection, bringing with it the ability to share the excitement of the big game instantly with friends and family at home.

"5G technology will bring the action on the pitch closer to fans, whether in the stadium or at home, allowing eir sport much more flexibility for broadcast capability from pitch side."

More info on Eir's 5G can be found here.