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Lithuania - Telecoms Mobile Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Lithuania - Telecoms Mobile Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Lithuania’s incumbent telco becomes Telia Lithuania
Lithuania’s small telecoms market is among the more developed in Europe. A number of alternative operators offer services although the incumbent Telia Lithuania is still the dominant operator in the fixed-line and broadband sectors. The number of fixed-line voice subscribers is in steady decline, attributed to fixed-to-mobile substitution.
The country has one of the highest broadband penetration rates in Europe, while its focus on fibre networks has provided it with one of the most mature fibre markets in the region. Indeed Lithuania has the third highest fibre-broadband penetration in Europe, behind only Sweden and Latvia. 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.
The mobile market is served by Telia Lithuania, Bité and Tele2, as well as 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 high for the region, and while the prepaid sector accounts for the majority of subscribers the proportion of higher-ARPU postpaid subscribers is increasing. By early 2017 services based on LTE networks were available to more than 97% of the population.
This report provides an overview of Lithuania’s fixed-line communications sector. It includes a variety of statistics from the regulator and the main players, as well as an overview of regulatory developments and telecommunications network infrastructure. The report also reviews the highly-developed mobile market, covering the major operators, regulatory developments, mobile technologies and services. In addition the report assesses the fixed and wireless broadband markets, including forecasts to 2022.

Key developments:

TEO merges with Omnitel, rebrands as Telia Lietuvos;
Bité, Omnitel, Tele2 and Telia create JV to administer number portability database;
Cgates expands through additional acquisitions;
Lithuanian FttP penetration ranked third highest in Europe;
Telecentras increases LTE bases stations to 600 at end-2016;
Tele2 launches tri-band carrier aggregation technology to provide data at up to 350Mb/s;
Telia partners with Ericsson to develop 5G services by 2018;
Report update includes the regulator’s market data to December 2016, operators’ data updates to Q1 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telia Lietuvos (TEO), CSC Telecom, Telekomunikaciju grupa, Cubio, Eurocom SIP, Nacionalinis telekomunikacij tinklas, Norby Telecom, Vinita, Balticum TV, Cgates, Bité Lithuania, Tele2 Lithuania.


  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics Lithuania – 2016 (e)
    • Table Telecom revenue and investment statistics – 2016
    • Table Telephone network statistics – 2016
    • Table Internet user statistics – 2016 (e)
    • Table Fixed broadband statistics – 2016
    • Table Mobile statistics – 2016
    • Table National telecommunications authority
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
      • Table Telecom revenue (€) and annual change – 2003 - 2016
      • Table Telecom revenue by service (€) –2004 - 2016
      • Table Telecom investment annual growth (LTL) –2006 - 2014
      • Table Telecom investment (€) –2003 - 2016
      • Table ARPU per service (€) –2006 - 2016
      • Table Telecom revenue market share by operator – 2010 - 2016
      • Table Telecom revenue market share by major sector – 2011 - 2016
      • Table Traffic in mobile and fixed-line networks – 2003 - 2016
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
    • EU REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
    • REVISED NFR
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION
    • PRIVATISATION
    • INTERCONNECT
      • Table Interconnection revenue – 2010 - 2016
    • ACCESS
      • Table Wholesale access lines by type – 2006 - 2015
    • CARRIER SELECTION AND CARRIER PRESELECTION (CPS)
      • Table CS and CPS lines – 2008 - 2016
    • NUMBER PORTABILITY (NP)
      • Table Cumulative fixed numbers ported – 2004 – 2016
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table Market share of fixed-lines and revenue, alternative operators – 2003 - 2016
      • Table Fixed-lines by operator – 2006 - 2016
      • Table Fixed-telephony revenue – 2004 - 2016
    • TELIA LIETUVOS (FORMERLY TEO)
      • Table Telia revenue (LTL) –2009 - 2014
      • Table Telia financial data (LTL) –2006 - 2014
      • Table Telia financial data (€) –2007 - 2017
      • Table Telia revenue by service (€) –2015 - 2017
      • Table Telia fixed-line revenue by service (SEK) –2013 - 2016
      • Table Telia investments – 2011 - 2017
      • Table Telia revenue by sector (LTL) –2009 - 2014
      • Table Telia fixed-line subscribers by sector – 2009 - 2017
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Historical - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2009
      • Table Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2010 - 2018
      • Telia Lietuvos
        • Table Telia – fixed-line subscribers – 2005 - 2017
      • Alternative operators
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Table Total international internet bandwidth – 2000 - 2016
    • WHOLESALING
      • Table Dark fibre lines – 2008 - 2016
      • Table Dark fibre revenue – 2014 - 2016
  • BROADBAND MARKET
    • INTRODUCTION AND STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
      • Market analysis
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Historic - Internet users and penetration rates – 1999 - 2009
        • Table Internet users and penetration rates – 2010 - 2018
        • Table Proportion of fixed-line broadband connections by access type – 2009 - 2016
        • Table ISP market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 - 2016
        • Table Retail internet services market revenue – 2006 - 2016
        • Table Internet market revenue share by platform – 2015 - 2016
        • Table Internet access market share by access type – 2006 - 2016
        • Table Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration – 2005 - 2018
        • Table Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2001 - 2018
        • Table Fixed broadband subscriber net additions per year – 2007 - 2016
        • Table Internet ARPU – 2006 - 2016
        • Table Broadband data rates as proportion of subscribers – 2009 - 2016
        • Table Super-fast broadband connections by type – 2010 - 2016
      • Forecasts – fixed broadband subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
        • Table Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
    • HYBRID FIBRE COAX (HFC) NETWORKS
      • Table Cable broadband share by operator – 2014 - 2016
      • Table Cable broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2016
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
      • Table Telia fixed broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2017
      • Table DSL subscribers – 2006 - 2018
      • Table Wholesale DSL lines – 2006 - 2016
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) NETWORKS
      • Infrastructure sharing
        • Table FttP/FttB subscribers – 2008 - 2016
        • Table Telia FttX subscribers – 2006 - 2017
        • Table Telia investment in FttX infrastructure – 2006 - 2017
        • Table FttX market share by operator – 2014 - 2016
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)
        • Table Telia Wi-Fi subscribers – 2007 - 2015
        • Table Wi-Fi subscribers – 2011 - 2016
        • Table Wi-Fi hotspots – 2012 - 2016
        • Table WiMAX subscribers – 2011 - 2016
        • Table WiMAX base stations in service – 2009 - 2016
  • DIGITAL MEDIA
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table Broadcasting revenue by platform (€) –2005 - 2016
      • Table TV and radio revenue (€) –2005 - 2016
      • Table Pay TV providers by platform – 2012 - 2016
      • Table Pay TV subscribers – 2008 - 2016
      • Table Pay TV market share of subscribers by platform – 2009 - 2016
      • Table Digital TV subscribers by access method – 2009 - 2016
      • Table Digital TV market share by access method – 2008 - 2016
    • BUNDLED SERVICES
      • Table Subscribers to bundled services, by offer – 2008 - 2016
      • Table Subscribers to double and triple play services – 2010 - 2016
    • VIDEOSTREAMING
      • Table IPTV subscribers – 2014 - 2016
      • Table Telia IPTV subscribers – 2006 - 2017
    • CABLE TV (CATV)
      • Table Historic - Cable TV and MMDS subscribers – 1997 - 2009
      • Table Cable TV and MMDS subscribers – 2010 - 2016
    • SATELLITE-BASED DIGITAL PAY TV DEVELOPMENTS
    • DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TV (DTTV)
      • Table DTTV revenue – 2010 - 2016
      • Table DTTV subscribers – 2010 - 2016
      • Table Telia DTTV subscribers – 2008 - 2016
  • DIGITAL ECONOMY
    • OVERVIEW
    • E-GOVERNMENT
    • INFRASTRUCTURE
    • E-HEALTH
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics
        • Table Historical - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 - 2009
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
        • Table Proportion of mobile market revenue by service – 2010 – 2016
        • Table Mobile market revenue, MNOs and resellers (LTL) –2006 - 2014
        • Table Mobile market revenue, MNOs and resellers (€) –2011 - 2016
        • Table MVNO share of subscribers and revenue – 2003 - 2016
        • Table Proportion of mobile service revenue to total telecom sector revenue – 2006 - 2016
        • Table 3G/4G subscriber market share per operator – 2009 - 2016
        • Table Number of 3G/4G subscribers – 2007 - 2016
        • Table Market share of revenue by operator – 2009 - 2016
        • Table Market share per operator by subscribers – 2009 - 2016
        • Table Base stations in use – 2006 – 2016
        • Table Mobile ARPU – 2005 - 2016
        • Table Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2002 - 2016
        • Table Prepaid subscribers – 2010 - 2016
      • Mobile voice
        • Table Mobile voice traffic – 2012 - 2016
      • Mobile data
        • Table Mobile data sent on mobile networks (quarterly comparison) –2006 - 2016
        • Table Mobile data subscriber market share per operator – 2009 - 2016
        • Table Average mobile data speed by operator – 2013 - 2014
        • Table Total SMS messages sent – 2004 - 2017
        • Table SMS revenue and share of mobile market – 2005 - 2016
        • Table Total MMS messages sent – 2004 - 2017
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table Mobile broadband share of subscribers by operators – 2013 - 2016
        • Table Mobile broadband subscribers, penetration – 2006 - 2018
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • GSM licences
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • Table Cumulative mobile number portings – 2004 - 2016
      • 2.6GHz spectrum
      • Spectrum auction 2013
      • Spectrum auction 2016
      • Significant Market Power (SMP)
      • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
        • Table Mobile interconnection revenue – 2007 - 2016
      • Roaming
        • Table European roaming charges – 2007 – 2016
        • Table European roaming charges – 2014 - 2017
        • Table Revenue from roaming services – 2011 - 2016
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Digital networks
        • Table LTE subscriber market share by operator – 2015 - 2016
        • Table LTE base stations in service – 2011 - 2016
        • Table LTE subscribers – 2015 - 2016
      • Other infrastructure developments
        • Table HSPA subscribers (historic) –2007 - 2012
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Telia
        • Table Telia mobile subscribers – 2007 - 2017
        • Table Telia annualised ARPU (LTL) –2005 - 2014
        • Table Telia ARPU (€) –2013 - 2016
        • Table Telia MOU and churn – 2005 - 2016
        • Table Telia mobile revenue (SEK) –2005 - 2016
        • Table Telia mobile revenue (€) –2015 - 2017
      • Bité
        • Table Bité Lithuania mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2015
        • Table Bité Lithuania mobile blended ARPU – 2010 – 2015
        • Table Bité Lithuania financial data – 2009 - 2015
      • Tele2 Lithuania
        • Table Tele2 mobile financial data – 2008 - 2016
        • Table Tele2 mobile subscribers – 2007 - 2016
      • MVNOs
        • Table MVNO subscribers – 2010 - 2015
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Portals
      • Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
        • Table M2M connections – 2012 - 2016
      • Mobile TV

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