Wednesday, April 07, 2021


Telecommunications company Eir has announced that 5G network is now available in Ballaghaderreen. This is in addition to other areas in Roscommon already covered by Eir’s 5G network including; Boyle, Roscommon Town, Roosky, and Cornafulla.

In a statement, Eir said it is rapidly expanding its 5G footprint across all 26 counties and is committed to the advancement of the network nationally. The company currently reaches a claimed 57 per cent of the Irish population with its 5G service, and said it was rapidly expanding its network as part of a €1 billion capital investment programme. 

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,” the company said.

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 Eir is acutely aware of the importance of connectivity for customers during the pandemic.

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.”

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