Ericsson and Telia have announced that Lithuania has been added to their Nordics and Baltics alliance to deploy a 5G network in the region. The pair have expanded their strategic partnership with a five-year network deal in Lithuania, following previous regional announcements covering the rollout of 5G across Sweden and Estonia, and the equipment vendor’s selection as Telia’s partner in Norway. The modernised 4G network and the introduction of 5G in Lithuania will enhance digital experiences for Telia Lietuva’s subscriber and business customers. About 2,000 mobile sites will be modernised over the coming three years, phasing out equipment from Huawei starting next year.
Telia Lietuva’s 4G network modernisation and deployment of Ericsson’s 5G RAN technology will comprise Ericsson Radio System products and solutions, including Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, which will enable Telia to share 4G and 5G traffic, and 5G Carrier Aggregation solutions for better coverage, increased capacity and higher data speeds.
‘The partnership between Telia and Ericsson will enable us to provide our customers with state-of-the-art mobile connectivity and speed up the development of a sustainable digital society,’ stated Dan Stromberg, CEO of Telia Lithuania and the Head of Lithuania, Estonia and Denmark, adding: ‘Modernised 4G networks and the upcoming 5G connectivity will deliver superior user experiences and opportunities to our subscriber and business customers.’