BT Ireland has seen its revenue increase by 2%, according to the company’s latest quarterly results.

The company, which provides network and communications services to businesses in the country, said it had seen growth across the entire island.

BT has also aggressively moved into the television sports market and has signed a deal with Setanta Sports to make its new BT Sports channels available in Ireland.

More than 500,000 people have already signed up to receive BT Sport in Britain, according to the company.

Across the BT Group, revenue was £4.45 billion in its first quarter to the end of June, 1% lower than in the same period of last year.

The company said this was as a result of anticipated regulatory price reductions.

Despite this the company’s adjusted profit before was 5% higher at £595 million, however £114 million of this went towards specific items, including the cost of group-wide restructuring.

Meanwhile, capital expenditure at BT Group was £64 million lower than in the comparable period of 2012, despite the £40 million pre-launch costs for BT Sport.