Omnitel brings 4G coverage to eastern border

31 Oct 2016

Lithuanian mobile operator Omnitel claims to be the first company to have delivered coverage to people living on the eastern fringes of the country, installing 20 new base stations at the border with neighbouring Belarus. In the first nine months of this year the firm invested more than EUR6 million (USD6.6 million) in the development of its mobile network across Lithuania, which now includes more than 1,100 base station sites countrywide.

Omnitel’s LTE network covers 97% of the country’s territory and almost 100% of the population. The cellco began offering LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) services in December 2014 in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai and Panevezys, supporting maximum download speeds of up to 330Mbps, while LTE-A Pro – capable of delivering downlink of up to 1Gbps – was trialled in February 2016, achieving maximum download speeds of 750Mbps.

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