Omnitel boosts HSPA coverage

7 Oct 2010

Lithuania’s largest mobile operator by subscribers Omnitel has announced that it expanded its HSPA wireless network to 14 towns and cities in the first nine months of 2010. By the end of the year the company, which is a subsidiary of Sweden’s TeliaSonera Group, will launch 3.5G services in a further 40 new locations through the deployment of 100 base station transceivers (BTSs), bringing total coverage to 250 towns and cities. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Omnitel launched commercial W-CDMA/HSDPA services in February 2006, having paid LTL3.5 million (USD1.1 million) for a 3G concession in an auction earlier that month. An HSUPA upgrade was soft-launched at the start of 2008, with a full introduction by the summer.

Lithuania, Omnitel, Telia Lietuva