Mobile operator Vodafone today said it will have a 4G data offering in the market from mid-October for customers in Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Galway, Waterford and towns in the south-east of Ireland.
The company said 4G will be available in five cities and 26 towns across Ireland before Christmas, as well as a 4G smartphone offering and a supporting range of devices.
Vodafone said 4G services on smartphones will be available automatically to customers on Vodafone Red and Vodafone Super Red, as well as business customers on Red Business and Red Business Super.
The 4G prepay services won’t be available until 2014.
Vodafone said that currently 70pc of customers already have 3G devices and the plan is to offer data via 3G wherever there has been voice coverage up until now.
The other locations in the south-east and south-west that will get 4G include: Carlow, Tralee, Wexford, Midleton, Ballincollig, Mallow, Cobh, Killarney, Enniscorthy, Dungarvan, New Ross, Carrigtohill, Macroom, Mitchelstown, Bantry, Blarney, Kanturk, Bagnelstown, Thomastown, Kenmare, Bunclody, Newmarket, Dunmanway, Lismore and Rosslare Harbour.