Lithuania has one of the more advanced broadband markets in Europe, with a strong focus on fibre networks and effective regulatory measures to ensure access to providers. FttX has overtaken ADSL to become the most popular fixed-broadband access platform, a testament to the country’s investment in telecom infrastructure in recent years. The country has one of the highest FttH penetration rates in the world, with TEO’s 300Mb/s service also being one of the fastest in Europe. ISPs have shifted their focus to internet-based convergence services and bundled offers. Widespread internet usage has also resulted in a fast-emerging internet society, with a range of ICT services improving social and economic development, and with various e-commerce, e-government, e-education and e-health services increasingly available and used.
A burgeoning digital TV market is evident as a consequence of the transition to digital-only broadcasting. The incumbent operator, TEO, is well positioned to develop the sector due to its involvement in both IPTV and digital terrestrial TV.
This report offers a wide range of statistical data on Lithuania’s fixed and wireless broadband markets, including forecasts to 2013 and for 2020, as well as an overview of the digital TV sector.
Lithuanian FttH penetration among world’s highest; government develops RAIN project extending fibre backbone to rural areas; TEO fibre networks reaches 66% of the population; regulator’s market data for 2012; telcos’ financial and operating data to Q1 2013; market developments to May 2013.