Telia starts refarming 3G frequencies for 4G

13 Jul 2018

Telia Lietuva has revealed that it has started using some of its 3G frequencies to increase the capacity and speed of its LTE mobile network. The refarming of 3G spectrum for 4G was first tested in Alytus and from this month, customers in Vilnius, Elektrenai, Kaisiadorys, Salcininkai and other surrounding towns will start benefiting from the change, with work covering the entire country set to be completed by the end of the summer.

‘With the development of smart technologies, we must first of all smartly use the existing resources, thus we took a part of frequencies from the older generation 3G connection and attributed them to 4G frequency band, which allowed increasing LTE connection capacity in base stations by almost 50% and the data download speed on Telia Lietuva “LTE++” network by an additional 70Mbps,’ said Andrius Semeskevicius, Head of Technology at Telia Lietuva.

Lithuania, Telia Lietuva