TeliaSonera first to launch 4G in Lithuania
- 2011-04-28 12:30 UTC
"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.
With 4G, customers can use mobile broadband services with speeds up to ten times higher than today’s 3G. 4G opens up new possibilities for customers to use and enjoy services on their laptops that require high transmission speed and capacity, such as online gaming and advanced business solutions. Also services demanding low response times like bidding on online auctions as well as fast upload such as live TV broadcasting.
“Omnitel have launched the fastest mobile broadband services in Lithuania just one year after the initial 4G launches in Sweden and Norway. This proves that Lithuania is amongst leaders in the global telecommunications market. Omnitel’s customers demand faster mobile data services and with 4G we are responding to their needs offering the most advanced mobile technology in the world”, says Omnitel’s President Antanas Zabulis.
TeliaSonera was the first operator in the world to commercially launch 4G. We offer our customers 4G in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia and now also Lithuania.
The 4G network in Lithuania, in this initial rollout phase, is supplied by Huawei and the 4G modems come from ZTE supporting 4G/3G/2G. 4G is based on the mobile LTE standard. In Lithuania, TeliaSonera’s services are marketed under the Omnitel brand.
More at www.teliasonera.com/4g