Vodafone Ireland has switched on its first 5G mobile test site in Dublin.

Vodafone recently launched Ireland’s first live 5G network site, open for trials in Dublin’s docklands, as well as a 5G start-up accelerator.

The network consists of a fully standardised Ericsson 5G system being deployed over Vodafone Ireland’s recently acquired 5G spectrum.

“We are super-excited about 5G and it is where the majority of our investment is going now,” said Vodafone Ireland CEO Anne O’Leary.

“Whatever industry you are in – whether it is healthcare with robotic surgery, whether it is autonomous vehicles talking to each other, whether it’s immersive gaming or smart cities – we see the connection of millions of devices and the ultra-fast speed, the low latency and the secure connectivity that it will bring for consumers and businesses.”


Words by John Kennedy