TEO to expand FTTH network to half of population

31 Aug 2010

Lithuania’s incumbent fixed line operator TEO LT has announced that it will invest around LTL96 million (USD35.3 million) in 2010 in the expansion of its fibre-optic network to approximately half of the country’s population, representing 570,000 households. Total investment in the fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, which in the past three years has been expanded to cover 50 of Lithuania’s towns and cities, will reach LTL255 million by the end of 2010. At the end of June 2010 TEO’s next-generation network (NGN) services were used by more than 84,000 customers, and the company predicts that by the end of 2010 the number of customers will rise to more than 100,000. At 31 December 2010 the FTTH network, which provides broadband speeds of up to 200Mbps downlink, will be available to approximately 88% of residents in Vilnius, 95% of residents in Klaipeda, 75% of residents in Kaunas, and more than half of residents in Panevezys and Siauliai.

Lithuania, Telia Lietuva