Irish telcos gear up to spread 5G and fibre nationwide

Consumers can look forward to an improved experience across fixed and mobile networks as telcos invest heavily to upgrade infrastructure, writes Luke Kehoe

John Keaney, chief executive of SIRO, the Vodafone/ESB joint venture which is one of three firms enacting a major rollout of fibre across the country. Picture: Fergal Phillips

More than six years on from the creation of the first gigabit town in Skibbereen and three years on from the first 5G launch, Ireland’s telecoms industry remains in an intense investment mode that is seeing fibre broadband rolled out to millions of premises and scores of new mobile sites popping up across the island.

The scale of capital investment is unprecedented in an Irish context and exemplifies the ongoing convergence of two cycles of ...