eir expands 5G network in Westmeath

eir's has continued its expansion of its 5G network in Westmeath.

The network, which currently reaches almost 60% of the Irish population, is now available in Milltownpass and Coralstown. This is in addition to other areas in Westmeath already covered by eir’s 5G network including; Moate, Delvin, Athlone, Mullingar, Kilbeggan and Castlepollard.

In a statement issued this afternoon, eir said that it is “rapidly expanding its 5G footprint across all 26 counties and is committed to the advancement of the network nationally”.

“eir’s 5G network now spans 268 towns and cities, across 904 sites. This 5G network is complemented with 4G coverage across 99% of the population of Ireland. eir, the largest investor in telecoms in Ireland, continues to roll out Ireland’s largest 5G network as part of its €1 billion capital investment programme.

“With 5G, eir customers will be able to download their favourite shows instantly, stream high-definition content without buffering and enjoy lag-free low-latency gaming. Most significantly, 5G technology will substantially enhance business connectivity, allowing eir customers greater reliability, speed and connection.”

eir CEO Carolan Lennon said: “As we continue to live with the Covid-19 pandemic, eir is acutely aware of the importance of connectivity for customers, for business owners and for the continuation of many aspects of our lives. 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.”