Tele2 Lithuania has expanded the coverage of its LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network to around 50% of the population. The ‘4G+’ high speed data service is now available in 33 towns, and subscribers with compatible handsets and data tariffs are able to access the faster rates at no additional cost. The Swedish-owned firm has also revealed that its LTE network footprint has increased to 100 towns, cities and villages, covering more than 98% of the population, up from 95% in March, and 90% at the end of 2015.
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-A services in twelve cities – Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai, Panevezys, Jonava, Mazeikiai, Alytus, Marijampole, Nida, Palanga and Sventosios – covering 20% of the population.