Broadband speeds in Ireland


A fast broadband speed is important for a good online experience. Below is all the information you need to understand what broadbands you may need for your home or place of work.


What broadband speed do I need at home?

This depdends on how many people live in your home and what they're doing online. Below are online services and the speeds they require, for a good experience.

Download Speed
15Mbps - 25 Mbps
Zoom calls
At least 3Mbps
Check/Sending Emails
1-5 Mbps
Using Social Media
1-5 Mbps
Watching Netflix HD
At least 8Mbps
25Mbps - 100Mbps
Streaming Music
Around 2Mbps

Remember to multiple these numbers by the amount of people online at any given time. So if you've a gamer, a zoom call and someone watching NetFlix HD, you'll need around 36 Mbps.

How do I check my broadband speed?

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What is the good Broadband speeds in Ireland?

Broadband connections in Ireland differ hugely from 12Mbps to 1,000Mbps, depending on location and available internet service providers (ISP) in your area.

High-speed and fibre broadband is improving across Ireland, with many areas now enjoy speeds of up to 1000Mbps.

What is fibre broadband?

Fibre broadband is the future of internet connectivity in Ireland and uses fibre-optic cables. Before Fibre, Ireland's internet connections were mainly using copper wires, installed decades ago.

Fibre is the fastest type of broadband in Ireland is best for gaming, steaming TV and watching HD movies.

What is a good download and upload speed?

To check emails, a download speed of 5Mbps is enough, but if you're doing a lot more. Netflix requires 8Mbps and 25Mbps for 4k ultra-HD.

The faster your download speed, the better, so you can carry out all online activities.

Upload speeds are less important for most - an upload of speed of 1 or 2 Mbps will suffice.

What can I do to improve my Wi-Fi?

If you are unable to get fast Wi-Fi, there are things you can do to improve your Wi-Fi signal.

Position your router in the middle of your home

Give your router space and don't hide it - Wi-Fi needs to see your home!

Upgrade your Wi-Fi system to get a quality signal in every room