Omnitel claims 100% 3G coverage

26 Nov 2014

Omnitel, Lithuania’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, has said in a press release on its website that coverage of its 3G network now reaches 100% of the country’s territory. Citing data from the Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT), the TeliaSonera-owned company states that indoor 3G coverage is available across 40%-50% of Lithuania. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, Omnitel earlier this year completed the upgrade of its wireless network under an extensive modernisation project that began in 2011. The work saw all existing 2G and 3G base stations upgraded and an additional 686 new 3G cell sites installed, significantly boosting data coverage across the whole country. The entire 3.5G network is now capable of delivering maximum download speeds of 42Mbps. Omnitel’s 4G LTE network, meanwhile, covers 70% of Lithuanians, and earlier this month the cellco carried out tests of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology in cooperation with Huawei Technologies.

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