eir’s Gigabit Fibre Network passes significant milestone

eir this week announced that it has passed more than 800,000 homes and businesses with its Gigabit Fibre Network. The telecommunications provider is investing €500 million into Ireland’s Fibre to the Home (FTTH) network.

  By 2026, the company says it will have delivered access to super-fast Gigabit broadband to 84 per cent of premises in Ireland.

  eir began building an urban focused FTTH network in 2019 following the completion of its rural FTTH programme, which was rolled out to 340,000 homes and businesses.

  On completion, eir says its high-speed Gigabit Fibre Network will “reach all corners of Ireland”, providing 1.9 million homes and businesses across the island with access to future-proof FTTH technology.

  Eavann Murphy, Managing Director of Open eir Wholesale, said: “Our purpose is to connect for a better Ireland, and we do this by building world-class fibre networks for the people of Ireland. We are extremely proud of the scale and pace of this FTTH network build, and I think it is particularly remarkable that approximately 400,000 of these homes and businesses were passed during the pandemic.

  We are building a future-proofed network capable of delivering speeds of 2Gbps straight to the customer’s home, across all cities, every town and almost every village in the country”.