TeliaSonera Launches LTE Services in Lithuania
Published on: 28th Apr 2011
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TeliaSonera says that it has launched the first commercial LTE based 4G service in Lithuania and to customers in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaip da, iauliai and Panev ys. The 4G network is one of the first networks in the world to use the 1800 MHz frequency. TeliaSonera continues the 4G network rollout in Lithuania during 2011.
"It is a positive trend in European countries to offer technology neutral frequency bands which gives customers faster access to new technology such as fast mobile broadband like 4G. The early deployment of 4G on 1800 MHz in Lithuania is a good example of this. TeliaSonera builds out the mobile networks and modernise the infrastructure in the Nordic and Baltic countries. We have an expansive rollout plan based on the high customer demand for mobile data services," says Claes Nycander, CTO Mobility Services TeliaSonera.
The network in Lithuania, in this initial rollout phase, is supplied by Huawei and the 4G modems come from ZTE supporting 4G/3G/2G. In Lithuania, TeliaSonera's services are marketed under the Omnitel brand.
TeliaSonera was the first operator in the world to commercially launch 4G. The company has LTE services in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia and now also Lithuania.