Communications company Eir has reported higher earnings for its first fiscal quarter, while its revenues dipped.

Eir said its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation for the three months to the end of September rose by 2% to €140m, while its quarterly revenues fell by 3% to €304m.

Its operating costs dropped by 11% to €96m and Eir said that today's results were in line with expectations.

Eir said it now has 945,000 broadband customers, up 2% or 20,000 year on year, while it recorded a total of 605,000 Eir sport users across all its platforms.

But its Eir Vision customers dipped by 3% to 76,000, the company added.

Eir also said it now has a total of 1.022 million mobile customers and noted that of its mobile customers are opting for bundles.

During the three month period, Eir's 5G network was launched in ten major towns and cities across Ireland, while it also launched a new mobile brand GoMo as well as a new television offering - Eir TV with Apple TV 4K.

Eir's chief executive Carolan Lennon said the company's investment programme gathered pace in the first quarter of the financial year with continued fibre to the home rollout.

She said the rollout has now passed 401,000 homes and businesses with superfast broadband, including 330,000 rural premises.

"Our teams are now moving on to connect 1.4 million urban and suburban premises with superfast fibre to the home broadband," Ms Lennon said.

"The scale and quality of our plans and our products confirms Eir's position as Ireland's largest, but also most innovative, investor in telecoms, offering the most advanced fixed and mobile networks and connecting customers across the country at the fastest speeds possible," the CEO added.