- Ericsson and Telia expand their strategic partnership with a five-year network deal in Lithuania
- Empowered by Ericsson as its sole 5G network infrastructure provider, Telia to drive sustainable national digital economy in Lithuania
- In addition to speed, latency and capacity benefits, 5G can also accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society
The modernized 4G network and the introduction of ultra-fast high-capacity 5G will enhance digital experiences for Telia’s subscriber and business customers in Lithuania. About 2,000 mobile sites will be modernized over the coming three years.
The upgrade will make the network about five times more energy-efficient than previous generations of mobile technology. In addition to being powered by 100 percent renewable electricity, this will deliver sustainability and power consumption benefits to Telia Lithuania.
Dan Stromberg, CEO, Telia Lithuania and the Head of LED (Lithuania, Estonia and Denmark), says: “The partnership between Telia and Ericsson will enable us to provide our customers with state-of-the-art mobile connectivity and speed up the development of a sustainable digital society. Modernized 4G networks and the upcoming 5G connectivity will deliver superior user experiences and opportunities to our subscriber and business customers.”
Jenny Lindqvist, Head of Northern and Central Europe, Ericsson, says: “We are very excited to partner with Telia once again, this time to power enhanced 4G and next-generation 5G to its customers in Lithuania. 5G is a catalyst for digital innovation, paving the way for advances in business and industry, giving the Lithuanian economy the boost it needs during uncertain times. Driving a more resilient, smarter and sustainable society, we are working with Telia to bring 5G to the Baltics and Nordics alike.”
Telia Lithuania’s 4G network modernization and deployment of Ericsson’s 5G radio access network (RAN) technology will comprise Ericsson Radio System products and solutions. This includes Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, which will enable Telia to dynamically share 4G and 5G traffic and enable a smooth, fast, and cost-effective migration to 5G. Ericsson is also supplying its 5G Carrier Aggregation solutions for better coverage, increased capacity and higher data speeds. Roll-out and support services are also part of the deal.
Ericsson currently has 114 commercial 5G agreements and contracts with unique communications service providers globally, of which 65 are publicly announced 5G deals, including 65 live commercial 5G networks.
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
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