Omnitel, Lithuania’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, has announced that it has expanded coverage of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband network in Kaunas and four districts of the capital Vilnius – Justiniskes, Fabijoniskes, Seskine and Pilaite. Omnitel’s 4G network is now available to around 40% of the population in Kaunas and around a quarter of Vilnius. The TeliaSonera subsidiary became Lithuania’s first LTE service provider when it launched commercial services in the downtown areas of Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai and Panevezys in May 2011. During that year a total of 68 LTE base stations were switched on. The network, which operates in the 1800MHz frequency band, supports maximum download speeds of up to 80Mbps, although the company has said it will participate in Lithuania’s upcoming auction of 4G spectrum in the 2.6GHz band to help accelerate its LTE rollout and increase available data rates.