Public and private sectors agreed on actions regarding 5G connection in Lithuania

2021 October 12 d.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications, Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT) and other public sector institutions, along with telecommunication services providers, agreed on strategic actions regarding the development of the 5th generation mobile connection (5G) across Lithuania. These actions are provided for in a Memorandum that was signed by the parties. By 2022, 5G connection should be accessible at least in one of the major Lithuanian cities.

The Memorandum also expresses the states’ active engagement and participation in organising an investment project on the 5G-coverage for international transport corridors Via Baltica and Rail Baltica in order to receive funding under the 2021–2027 Connecting Europe Facility for infrastructure.

5G connection roll-out in Lithuania is to be performed in stages: by 2022, the 5G connection should be available at least in one of the major Lithuanian cities, and by 2023, it should be available in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai and Panevėžys territories. By 2025, 5G will cover all cities, international transport corridors Via Baltica, Rail Baltica, state roads, rail roads, airports and seaports.

The parties signing the Memorandum, including the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania (RRT), companies Telia, Bitė and Tele2, Public Enterprise Plačiajuostis internetas, State Enterprise Lithuanian Road Administration, AB LTG Infra, Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania and Lithuanian municipalities joining the Memorandum, and other 5G service providers, committed to cooperate on the roll-out of the 5G connection in the territory of Lithuania, including uninterrupted 5G operation in international transport corridors Via Baltica and Rail Baltica, cities, state roads, rail roads and ports. The set objective is to reach 100 Mbps connection speed access in at least 95 percent of Lithuanian households by 2025.

Source: Ministry of Transport and Communications

 

Updated on 2021-10-12