DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 8, 2019--

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Lithuania's telecommunications market. The report analyses the fixed-line, mobile and broadband sectors.

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 Bit sign a network sharing joint venture agreement
  • Regulator plans to auction 700MHz spectrum by 2022, consults on the 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
  • Telia's fibre networks reach three-quarters of the population
  • Tele2 and Bit sign a network sharing joint venture agreement
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2018, telcos' financial and operating data to Q2 2019, recent market developments

Key Topics Covered:

1. Key statistics

  • Telecommunications market
  • Historical overview

2. Regulatory environment

  • Historical overview
  • Regulatory authority
  • Telecom sector liberalisation
  • Privatisation
  • Interconnect
  • Access
  • Carrier selection and Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
  • Number Portability (NP)

3. Fixed network operators

  • Telia Lietuvos

4. Telecommunications infrastructure

  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • Telia Lietuvos
  • Alternative operators
  • International infrastructure
  • Wholesaling

5. Broadband market

  • Introduction and statistical overview
  • Market analysis
  • Broadband statistics
  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • Infrastructure sharing
  • Other fixed broadband services
  • Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)

6. Digital economy

  • Infrastructure
  • E-health

7. Mobile communications

  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile voice
  • Mobile data
  • 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
  • Major mobile operators
  • Telia Lithuania
  • Bit
  • Tele2 Lithuania
  • MVNOs
  • Mobile content and applications
  • M-payments

Companies Mentioned

  • Balticum TV
  • Bit Lithuania
  • Cgates
  • Tele 2
  • Telia Lietuvos (Telia Lithuania)
  • Vinita

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/3evjhm

Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager

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KEYWORD: LITHUANIA EUROPE

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS

SOURCE: Research and Markets

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