The highs and lows of Ireland’s 5G rollout

Last week, Three exuberantly entered the Irish 5G market using Ericsson technology. Meanwhile, US pressure resulted in Huawei being blocked in yet another territory, as new German rules excluded the Chinese telcoms giant

David Hennessy, chief technology officer, Three Ireland: ‘I think everybody should be just really excited about where we are right now’

After more than a year’s preparation Three Ireland last week pulled the trigger on its new 5G network declaring it the “right time to launch”.

In doing so, the telco became the third Irish operator after Vodafone and Eir to offer the fifth generation of mobile networks to its customers.

The adoption of 5G will change all our lives over the coming years, delivering improvements in areas such as remote working, education, healthcare and entertainment ...