Tele2 Lithuania has announced that its 4G LTE network is now available in 89 towns and cities, covering approximately 95% of the country’s population, up from 90% at the end of 2015. The Swedish-owned company says that LTE coverage is currently available in all cities, towns and villages with more than 2,000 inhabitants. The most recent urban areas to gain 4G service include Subacius, Vabalninkas and Pandelys, with Tele2 set to begin expansion to locations with less than 2,000 residents in due course.
TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database states that Tele2 Lithuania’s LTE network was launched in March 2013 and utilises the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz frequency bands. In August 2015 the mobile market leader introduced LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) services in twelve cities – Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai, Panevezys, Jonava, Mazeikiai, Alytus, Marijampole, Nida, Palanga and Sventosios. The new high speed mobile data network initially provided coverage to 20% of the population, but the company states that this has since been expanded to 30% of all Lithuanians.