Wednesday, April 27, 2011

TeliaSonera Launches LTE in Lithuania with Huawei

TeliaSonera has launched the first commercial 4G / LTE service in Lithuania using the 1800 MHz frequency. Service is available in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai and Panevėžys under the Omnitel brand.

The initial 4G network in Lithuania is supplied by Huawei and the 4G modems come from ZTE supporting 4G/3G/2G.

"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.

TeliaSonera was the first operator in the world to commercially launch 4G. It now offers LTE in in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia and Lithuania.