eir adds 63,000 retail and wholesale broadband connections in 2016
Meanwhile, eir Vision subscriptions are up 18,000 year-on-year
Earlier today, eir released its results for the quarter to the end of December, and it shows that revenue is up 2% compared to the same period in 2015.
Growth in eir’s customer numbers
There are also some interesting stats in the report about the company’s growth in 2016:
- At the end of 2016, eir had 880,000 broadband connections, up 63,000 year-on-year - the retail broadband base increased by 1,000 in the quarter to a total of 444,000 customers.
- eir’s TV offering - eir Vision - now has 63,000 customers, which is up 18,000 year on year; and
- There are more than 200,000 eir Sport users across all platforms.
In addition, eir says the company remains on track to reach 1.9 million premises with high speed broadband by end of 2018 - and has now passed 53,000 homes and businesses with Fibre-to-the-Home.
Several communities in Co. Galway, as well as Dunleer in Co. Louth, already have access to a eir’s high-speed broadband service, with speeds up to 1,000Mb/s available - which is on par with the fastest broadband speeds available anywhere in the world.
eir is focused on network investment
Speaking about the update, eir’s CEO Richard Moat said: “We remain focused on network investment, bundling and convergence, with all these initiatives underpinning our successful transformation from a telephony to a media company.”
He added that eir’s vision for our customers is a “converged future”, with the company providing “seamless” access to fixed and mobile services, saying: “This will be brought to life this year with the launch of new innovative products such as voice over broadband, voice over wi-fi and voice over LTE services.”