eir launches 5G in Ireland: powered by Ericsson 5G Core

The next generation of connectivity will initially be available from 100 sites serving 10 towns and cities around the country, with another 100 to follow in the coming weeks. The first locations are Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Carlow, Castlebar, Dundalk, Drogheda and Kilkenny. One hundred additional sites in Athlone, Bray, Ennis, Letterkenny, Sligo, Tralee and Trim will be added before the end of year.

5G services have been enabled in eir by upgrading its existing Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and User Data Management (UDM) networks to Ericsson solutions supporting 5G capabilities. Harnessing the power of these new capabilities, eir’s subscribers in the abovementioned locations can now enjoy the benefits of enhanced Mobile Broadband and Fixed Wireless Access.

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