TeliaSonera Outlines LTE Expansion Plans for Lithuania
Published on: 18th Oct 2013
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TeliaSonera says that it has acquired two licenses in the 800MHz spectrum bands to expand its existing 1800Mhz based LTE network.
In Lithuania TeliaSonera operates under the Omnitel brandname.
"Due to the rapid growth of mobile data consumption, network quality will be crucial. Thanks to the new licenses we will further develop Omnitel 4G network and expand it to rural areas to ensure that Omnitel customers get the best experience when using the fastest mobile internet", says Dan Strömberg, President of Omnitel.
First step will be taken next year, when TeliaSonera will cover half of the population in Lithuania with LTE services.
Omnitel was the first in Lithuania to commercially offer 4G services in April 2011 in the 1800MHz spectrum. Today it is available to residents of Vilnius and Kaunas - both cities fully covered by 4G network. It is also available in Klaipe.da, Šiauliai and Paneve.žys cities and Palanga and Nida resorts.
In this auction Omnitel acquired 801-806 and 842-847 MHz, and 806-811 and 847-852 MHz frequencies in the 800 MHz band. The prize for licenses is 5.1 million litas (LTL).