Vodafone has made 4G services available on its network in six cities and 31 towns in Ireland.

The telecoms network is making the faster connection standard available to customers in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny and Waterford as well as those in a number of nearby towns.

A number of Vodafone’s existing plans have had 4G connectivity added to them and customers with compatible handsets can text the network to be upgraded.

Vodafone is the second operator to roll out the faster connection standard in Ireland, with 4G services already available from eircom-owned Meteor and eMobile.

Three Ireland recently postponed its 4G launch until the New Year, while O2 Ireland has yet to announce details of its roll-out plans.

Vodafone previously announced a network-wide upgrade, which would bring 3G services to all customers alongside 4G connectivity in select locations.