Lithuania - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Lithuania - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • July 2019 •
  • 108 pages •
  • Report ID: 5495950 •
  • Format: PDF
Lithuania’s small telecoms market is among the more advanced in Europe, particularly given the universal access to LTE infrastructure and the extensive fibre footprint.

A number of alternative operators offer services although the incumbent Telia Lithuania remains the dominant player in the fixed-line and broadband sectors.
The focus among telcos has been to invest in fibre, with an emphasis on delivering gigabyte data speeds. This strategy has been much encouraged by the government.

SIM card penetration is relatively high for the region, and while the prepaid sector accounts for most subscribers the proportion of higher-ARPU postpaid subscribers is increasing. Network operators continue to market mobile broadband services, made possible from investments in LTE technologies. LTE services are available nationally, and although there have been some initial trials of 5G commercial services are not expected to be launched until late 2021. The regulator has consulted on the release of spectrum for 5G in a range of bands, though 700MHz spectrum will not be available until the second half of 2022.
This report provides an overview of Lithuania’s fixed-line telecom sector. It includes a variety of statistics from the regulator and the main players, as well as an overview of regulatory developments and telecom infrastructure. In addition, the report reviews the highly-developed mobile market, covering the major operators, regulatory developments, mobile technologies, and services. The report also offers a wide range of statistical data on the fixed and wireless broadband markets, including subscriber forecasts.

Key developments:
Tele2 and Bité sign a network sharing joint venture agreement;
Regulator plans to auction 700MHz spectrum by 2022, consults on future use of 3400MHz-3800MHz and 3800MHz-4200MHz spectrum ranges;
Telia Company partners with Ericsson to develop 5G services;
Cgates expands through additional acquisitions;
Lithuanian FttP penetration ranked third highest in Europe;
Telias fibre networks reach three-quarters of the population;
Tele2 and Bité sign a network sharing joint venture agreement;
Report update includes the regulators market data to June 2018, telcos financial and operating data to Q2 2019, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:
Telia Lietuvos (Telia Lithuania), Bité Lithuania, Vinita, Balticum TV, Tele 2, Cgates.
Henry LancasterJuly 2019
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