Bite Lithuania has embarked on the final stages of its 4G network expansion programme, and aims to increase the coverage of its LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service to 95% of the population and 90% of the country’s territory by the end of the year. Bite, which is Lithuania’s third largest mobile network operator by subscribers, says it is installing up to three new 4G base stations on a daily basis in both urban areas and remote locations, including Dukstas, Daugai, Gizai, Pakuonis, Papile and Kartena. Around EUR20 million (USD22.5 million) will be invested in network infrastructure this year, the mobile operator added.
TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database states that Bite’s LTE/LTE-A network was launched in mid-April 2015, with initial coverage of five major cities – Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai and Panevezys – as well as the seaside resorts of Palanga and Nida. By the end of that year, Bite had expanded its 4G footprint to 75% of Lithuanians, rising to 90% in April this year.