Lithuanian mobile operator Tele2 has announced that it is preparing to offer customers fibre-optic broadband internet services. The operator plans to launch a pilot project covering up to 8,000 households in the Zirmunai district of the capital Vilnius, and has already completed the network design phase and started negotiations with partners, equipment manufacturers and owners of existing infrastructure. Tele2 will use the existing cable infrastructure in the country to provide its services, which are scheduled for launch for the first private customers in the first half of next year.
‘We see an opportunity to offer our customers high-quality fibre-optic internet at an attractive price. Greater competition in the market would mean greater benefits for the consumer. The pilot project will help us not only to self-assess our costs, but also to better understand the needs of the users of this service,’ said Petras Masiulis, CEO of Tele2 for Lithuania and the Baltic States.