Telecoms company Eir has reported a dip in revenues for the full year to the end of June, as its adjusted EBITDA rose and its operating costs fell.

Eir said its full year reported revenue declined by 2% to €1.224 billion, while its adjusted EBITDA rose by 4% to €600m. The figures were in line with expectations.

Operating costs for the year fell by 7% to €379m, the company added.

Eir said that its fibre network rollout continued to progress during the year and it now passes 138,000 urban and suburban premises across the country with superfast fibre to the home gigabit broadband, an increase of 66,000. 

Two million premises are now passed with Eir's fibre network - about 82% of premises in Ireland. 

Eir said it now has a total of 767,000 fibre broadband connections, making up 80% of the total broadband base.

The company also said its 5G network rollout continues to expand, with superfast data speeds available in 21 towns and cities across Ireland and outdoor population coverage now over 29%.

Carolan Lennon, Eir's chief executive, said the company's network has proven exceptionally resilient, thanks to its significant investment in recent years. 

"It has plenty of capacity to continue to serve our customers whatever happens," Ms Lennon said.

She said the company has prioritised mobile network upgrades to enhance connectivity for customers working from home due to Covid-19, by replacing equipment and increasing the number of sites to provide more coverage and more capacity.