20 Aug 2013
Lithuania’s incumbent fixed line operator TEO LT is set to increase the down/upload speed of its ‘ZEBRA’-branded DSL packages by up to two times at no additional cost to subscribers. From 2 September the speed of the plans ‘Bazinis plius’ (‘Basic Plus’), ‘Startas’ (‘Start’) and ‘Para’ (‘Twenty-Four Hours’) will double, while the speed of ‘Optimalus plius’ (‘Optimal Plus’) will increase by one and a half times. Further, users of ‘Premium plius’ (‘Premium Plus’) will benefit from the maximum speed allowed by the DSL technology. TEO notes that the speed available to users can vary, depending on the technological possibilities in a given area. ‘Despite significant investment in the latest technologies, a part of TEO customers, especially in small towns and provinces of the country, use DSL,’ commented Nerijus Ivanauskas, chief marketing officer of TEO, adding: ‘This technology [provides] a stable and relatively high speed. We see that customers are using increasingly large data flows – last year, the amount of data downloaded by TEO customers increased by around one and a half times. So, we decided to increase the speed… available to users to the maximum, to the extent allowed by [DSL].’ At the end of 30 June 2013 TEO had a total of 179,955 DSL subscribers, down from 189,773 twelve months earlier, while over the same period the company’s FTTx customers increased from 150,887 to 168,955.