The telecommunications infrastructure provider, Cignal, has announced that it's rebranding to Cellnex.

The move will see it taking the name of the business that acquired it in September.

Spanish listed Cellnex Telecom has an existing portfolio of 46,000 telecom sites across Europe which it plans to increase to 53,000 over the next seven years.

At least 600 of these will be developed in Ireland, it says, as part of a planned €60 million investment.

It plans to build 200 towers next year.

Research from Comreg shows that over half of people living in the most rural parts of the country experience loss of their mobile signal on a daily basis.

"With the backing of Cellnex we will be able to provide improved mobile reception and broadband speeds to communities all over Ireland," Colin Cunningham, Managing Director of Cellnex in Ireland said.