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Lithuania - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Lithuania - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Lithuania's mobile market is served by Telia Lithuania, Bité and Tele2 and by a small number of MVNOs. In addition, the state-owned broadcaster Telecentras has become the fourth mobile operator, with an extensive infrastructure using spectrum formerly assigned to its WiMAX offering and since being migrated to an LTE-A platform.

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 investment in LTE technologys. 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.

A spectrum refarming exercise has enabled MNOs to have greater continuous spectrum bands to improve data service offerings. Since mid-2018 Telia Lithuania has repurposed some of its 3G spectrum holdings for LTE use.

This report provides an overview of the Lithuania's highly-developed mobile market, covering the major operators, regulatory developments, mobile technologies, and services on offer.

Key developments:

Tele2 and Bité sign a network sharing joint venture agreement;
Regulator plans to auction 700MHz spectrum by 2022;
Regulator consults on future use of 3400MHz-3800MHz and 3800MHz-4200MHz spectrum ranges;
Telia Company partners with Ericsson to develop 5G services;
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 Lithuania, Bité Lithuania, Tele2 Lithuania.


  • Synopsis
  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
    • Table Population coverage by mobile platform – 2009 – 2018
    • Table Mobile ARPU – 2005 – 2018
    • Table Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2009 – 2018
    • MOBILE VOICE
    • MOBILE DATA
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
        • Table Total SMS messages sent – 2004 – 2018
      • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
  • Regulatory issues
    • GSM LICENCES
    • MOBILE NUMBER PORTABILITY (MNP)
    • 700MHZ
    • 2.6GHZ SPECTRUM
    • 3.4GHZ
    • SPECTRUM AUCTION 2013
    • SPECTRUM AUCTION 2016
    • SIGNIFICANT MARKET POWER (SMP)
    • MOBILE TERMINATION RATES (MTRS)
    • ROAMING
    • SIM CARD REGISTRATION
  • Mobile infrastructure
    • 5G
    • 4G (LTE)
    • 3G
    • OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS
      • Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
        • Table M2M connections – 2012 – 2018
  • Major mobile operators
    • TELIA LITHUANIA
      • Table Telia Lithuania MOU and churn – 2009 – 2018
    • BITÉ
    • TELE2 LITHUANIA
      • Table Tele2 Lithuania mobile revenue – 2016 – 2019
    • MVNOS
  • Mobile content and applications
    • M-PAYMENTS
  • Appendix – Historical data
    • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 – 2009
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