TEO presses on with fibre rollout

13 Dec 2010

Lithuania’s incumbent fixed line operator TEO LT has announced plans to spend more than LTL15 million (USD5.7 million) on its fibre-optic network in business centres by the end of 2012. The company says it will expand the fibre network to cover almost 80% (around 1,000) of the country’s corporations and organisations. By the end of December, the infrastructure will be installed in more than 200 office buildings in Vilnius, Kaunas and Siauliai, and will be available to around half of the country’s population. In 2011 the network will be expanded to over 50 cities, with overall investment scheduled to reach over LTL70 million. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, TEO reported a total of 334,800 broadband internet customers at 30 September 2010, representing an increase of 9% year-on-year. Of that total, around 93,000 were fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) customers. The company, which is directly and indirectly 68%-owned by TeliaSonera, also reported 121,600 television subscribers and 696,400 fixed telephony lines in service at the same date.

Lithuania, Telia Lietuva