Telecoms company Eir said its results for the quarter ending September 30 were in line with its expectations as it reported a rise in revenues and customer numbers.

Eir said its revenues for the quarter rose by 1% to €302m, while its operating costs increased by 7% to €102m.

The company said it saw growth in data services, postpay and bundling, as well as the addition of revenues from Evros and NBP access.

But this was partly offset by a reduction in traditional access, traffic, sport content, Eir UK and prepay revenues, it added.

Eir said its mobile base stood at 1.206 million customers at the end of the latest quarter - an increase of 2% or 22,000 on the same time last year.

Its postpay base increased by 10% or 78,000 subscribers year on year and it noted that postpay subscribers now represent 72% of the total mobile base, an increase of 5 points on last year.

The company said its broadband base remained stable at 967,000 customers at the end of the quarter with growth in the wholesale division of 3% or 13,000 customers offset by an equal decline in retail customers.

Customers using fibre broadband services totalled 823,000, an increase of 5% or 39,000 customers compared to the same time last year.

Eir said that 85% of its broadband base is now connected to the fibre network, which represents a 42% penetration of total premises passed with Eir fibre broadband.

It also said its 5G network rollout continues to expand, with the service now available in 352 towns and cities across the country.

The company said it expects a continued strong performance into the future, with further growth in revenue and EBITDA, continued business streamlining and optimisation, strong cash generation, and important capital expenditure on its fibre and mobile networks to drive future growth.

Carolan Lennon, the chief executive of Eir, said the company is investing in Ireland's future, investing in the country's digital revolution and ensuring customers are provided with future-proof technology to support the digital age.

"I am extremely proud of our engineering teams who have worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic to keep customers connected and to ensure Gigabit fibre continues to roll out across the country," she added.