Telia Lietuva has announced that it has begun installing next generation Ericsson mobile base stations throughout Lithuania, after a strategic partnership agreement was signed with the Swedish vendor at the end of last year. Around 2,000 base stations will be installed over the next three years, making Telia’s network more sustainable, secure and ready for commercial 5G deployment in the future. Ericsson equipment will be used throughout Telia’s radio access network (RAN).
Telia Lietuva carried out the first tests of Ericsson’s equipment at the end of March, and now a pilot cluster of base stations is being installed in the northern part of Vilnius to test and adjust the equipment in real conditions. A network-wide upgrade, which will last for three years, will begin in May.
‘The current mobile network equipment meets today’s needs and ensures Telia Lietuva’s leadership in the field of mobile communications, however, digital society will need even more data and speed in the nearest future,’ stated Dan Stromberg, CEO of Telia Lietuva, adding: ‘We were the first in Lithuania to install a 2G, 3G, 4G, and now 5G network. Now with Ericsson equipment, we are substantially updating the mobile technology network of all technologies in Lithuania. We invest heavily in making our services high quality, innovative and sustainable.’