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25 May 2017
| Jason Mcgee-Abe
Telia Company has installed 4.5G base stations of the latest mobile technology in the five biggest cities in Lithuania.
Telia now has 4.5G base stations, with upgraded download
speeds of up to 500Mbps, operating not only in Vilnius, but
also in Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, and
"Current technologies that help people to stay in touch will
soon become a part of 5G and connect everything, that is,
people, services, and things, to one network. 5G communication
will not be a revolution, but rather an evolution of current
technology," said Andrius Šemeškevičius, CTO
at Telia in Lithuania.
Telia was one of the first companies in the Baltics, when it
was previously known as Omnitel, to implement 4.5G, or LTE
Advanced Pro, in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. Earlier this
year, mobile service provider Omnitel, fixed-line operator TEO
LT and Baltic Data Center united to become Telia Lietuva.
In major cities in Lithuania, data is transmitted via the
new 4.5G connection by combining three or four frequency bands
instead of two, four-channel transmission technology (4x4
MIMO), and the newest signal encoding technologies