Kilkenny to be Ireland’s first 4G city

Kilkenny looks set to be the first place in Ireland where Vodafone will unveil its new 4G (fourth generation) mobile service.

Kilkenny looks set to be the first place in Ireland where Vodafone will unveil its new 4G (fourth generation) mobile service.

The company has said it hopes to go live with the network in the city in the autumn of this year. Following this, the service will then be extended to other cities including Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.

Vodafone Ireland CEO Anne O’ Leary made the announcement today, where she also revealed that Vodafone has invested €1 billion in its Irish network in recent years. It will be investing a further €500 million in the future to bring 3G data to 2G voice areas, and provide 4G across the country.