Lithuanian mobile operator Bite has completed the second phase of its 3G network development programme, which saw coverage increased in rural areas of the country. In a press release on its website, the cellco said it has installed additional base stations, carried out a software update and expanded network capacity. As such, 3G network coverage has increased to 95%-97% of Lithuanian territory, according to data from the Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT). In August Bite revealed plans to invest around EUR50 million (USD67 million) over the next few years in the deployment of an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network. Services will be rolled out in the cities of Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai and Panevezys from spring 2015, enabling customers to access the internet at data rates of up to 300Mbps.