Lithuanian Radio and Television Centre (also known as Telecentras), which provides telecoms services under the MEZON brand name, has revealed that the coverage of its 4G LTE network has reached 100 towns and cities across the country. The state-owned company also revealed that around 15,000 customers have signed up to a MEZON LTE service since its launch late last year. A total of 400 base stations have been rolled out in the major towns, cities, resorts, district centres and villages, covering around 70% of the population, and by the end of the year, Telecentras plans to increase the number of locations covered by its 4G network to 150.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in September 2015 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.