Vodafone Ireland reaches 87% 4G coverage; achieves 940Mbps in FTTP trial

9 Feb 2015

Vodafone Ireland’s 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network covered 87% of the population as at 31 December 2014, offering connectivity in six cities and 438 towns; previously, coverage stood at 70% at end-September.

In other news, the UK-backed provider has completed technical fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) trials at 300 homes in Cavan, achieving download transmission speeds of up to 940Mbps. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Vodafone entered a EUR450 million (USD571.2 million) agreement with Irish utility Electricity Supply Board (ESB) in July last year, which will see the two parties collaborate on a 1Gbps rollout.

Vodafone Ireland chief executive Anne O’Leary commented: ‘Investments in our mobile network, our joint venture with ESB and advances in our 4G and 4G+ footprint are enhancing our total fixed and mobile communications offering.’ However, despite growth in the 4G segment, the operator reported a quarterly decline in mobile subscriptions from 2.058 million at end-September 2014 to 2.048 million at 31 December.

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