Lithuania approves 5G development plan

29 May 2020

The government of Lithuania has approved a draft plan for the development of 5G mobile communications services across the country, LRT cites a report by BNS as saying. Under the provisional guidelines, a 5G network should be launched in at least one of Lithuania’s largest cities – Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai or Panevezys – by 2022 and should be available in all five by 2023. 5G services should cover all urban areas and main transport routes and hubs, such as motorways, rail routes and airports, by 2025. Rollout is expected to begin next year, following a 5G spectrum auction carried out by the Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT) later this year, although this depends on the outcome of talks with Russia about spectrum interference issues in border areas.