Telecentras to increase LTE base stations to 1,100 by year-end

6 Jun 2016

Lithuanian Radio and Television Centre (also known as Telecentras), which provides telecoms services under the MEZON brand name, says it will install around 450 4G LTE base stations this year to increase its total to 1,100 by the end of December. The state-owned company has also revealed that it is carrying out tests with Chinese equipment vendor Huawei to increase maximum download speeds to 400Mbps in the near future, potentially rising to 1Gbps at a later date.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in September last year Telecentras revealed that it had contracted Huawei to migrate its existing WiMAX networks to a new LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) platform, which was switched on in Klaipeda, Taurage, Telsiai, Utena, Alytus and Anyksciai two months later, followed by the capital Vilnius at the start of this year, and Kaunas and Siauliai, two of the country’s largest cities, in May. Telecentras has begun to transfer its customers in the upgraded coverage areas to the new network, which will be expanded to other cities in due course.

Lithuania, Huawei Technologies, MEZON