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Lithuania - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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  • 228 Pages
  • June 2022
  • Region: Lithuania
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 4808260

Lithuania’s Fibre Infrastructure Showing Continued Strength

Lithuania's telcos ramping up new technologies


Lithuania's telecom market benefits from the near comprehensive reach of LTE services and from extensive fibre networks. Indeed, the country has one of the highest fibre broadband penetration rates in Europe.

The main telco Telia has steadily scaled up its FttP offerings over the years, reaching 300Mb/s in 2014 and then progressing to 600Mb/s as early as in 2015 (being one of the fastest rates in the region at the time). A 1Gb/s services is now widely available, while a 2Gb/s service was launched in early 2022. The company's fibre broadband reaches some 900,000 premises across the country. Tele2 has also invested in fibre, launching an FttP service in Vilnius in mid-2022.

These companies made a strategic decision more than a decade ago not to upgrade DSL technology but to develop a fibre access networks instead. They expanded from greenfield sites (the initial focus of fibre investment) to the largest cities, and so progressively to smaller towns. These efforts have been assisted by certain provisions of the Law on Corporate Profit Tax, which provide tax relief for investments in new technologies.

At the same time, the telcos are investing in 5G networks.

The government in May 2020 approved a draft plan to develop 5G, aiming for services to be launched in at least one of the country's largest cities (Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai, or Panevezys) by the end of 2022, and to all five cities by the end of 2023. By 2025, 5G should cover all urban areas and main transport routes and hubs, such as motorways, rail routes, and airports.

To facilitate this, the regulator in March 2022 permitted licensees holding spectrum in the 2.1GHz and 2.5GHz bands to repurpose their holdings for 5G, and in the following May it started an auction process for spectrum in the 700MHz and 3.4GHz bands for 5G use.

Table of Contents

Key statistics
  • Regional Europe Market Comparison
  • Market characteristics
  • Market Leaders
  • Market Challengers
  • Market Emergents
  • TMI versus GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration
Telecommunications market
  • Historical overview
Regulatory environment
  • Historical overview
  • Regulatory authority
  • Fixed-line developments
  • Mobile network developments
Mobile market
  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile content and applications
Fixed-line broadband market
  • Market analysis
  • Broadband statistics
  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • Other fixed broadband services
Digital economy
  • E-government
  • E-health
Fixed network operators
  • Telia Lietuvos
Telecommunications infrastructure
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • International infrastructure
  • Wholesaling
Data centres
  • Appendix Historic data
  • Glossary of abbreviations
  • Related reports
List of Tables
  • Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Lithuania 2022 (e)
  • Table 2 Evolution of telecom revenue and annual change 2012 2021
  • Table 3 Evolution of telecom revenue by service ( million) 2012 2021
  • Table 4 Change in telecom investment 2012 2021
  • Table 5 Change in ARPU per service (/subscriber/month) 2012 2021
  • Table 6 Development of telecom revenue market share by operator 2012 2021
  • Table 7 Development of telecom revenue market share by sector 2010 2021
  • Table 8 Change in traffic in mobile and fixed-line networks (million minutes) 2012 2021
  • Table 9 Interconnection revenue shows steady decline ( million) 2012 2021
  • Table 10 Decline in wholesale access lines by type 2012 2021
  • Table 11 Evolution of fixed wholesale lines 2012 2021
  • Table 12 Change in the number of fixed numbers ported 2012 2021
  • Table 13 Change in cumulative and annual mobile number portings 2012 2021
  • Table 14 Change in mobile interconnection revenue 2012 2021
  • Table 15 Decline in revenue from roaming services 2012 2021
  • Table 16 Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 17 Change in the number of active mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 18 Proportion of mobile market revenue by service 2012 2021
  • Table 19 Change in MVNO share of subscribers and revenue 2012 2021
  • Table 20 Change in proportion of retail mobile service revenue to total sector revenue 2012 2021
  • Table 21 Change in market share of subscribers by operator 2012 2021
  • Table 22 Change in market share of revenue by operator 2012 2021
  • Table 23 Population coverage by mobile platform 2009 2018
  • Table 24 Shift in the number of base stations to LTE 2012 2021
  • Table 25 Development of mobile ARPU 2012 2021
  • Table 26 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 27 Shrinking number of prepaid subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 28 Steady increase in mobile voice traffic 2012 2021
  • Table 29 Strong growth in mobile data volume 2012 2021
  • Table 30 Change in mobile data subscriber market share per operator 2012 2021
  • Table 31 Decline in the volume of SMS traffic 2012 2021
  • Table 32 Change in SMS revenue and share of mobile market 2012 2021
  • Table 33 Evolution of MMS messages sent 2012 2021
  • Table 34 Mobile broadband (datacard) subscribers and penetration rate 2012 2021
  • Table 35 Growth in active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 36 Strong growth in LTE base stations in service 2012 2021
  • Table 37 Growth in the number of LTE subscribers 2015 2021
  • Table 38 Growth in the number of M2M connections 2012 2021
  • Table 39 Change in Telia Lithuania's mobile subscriber base (million) 2012 2022
  • Table 40 Steady growth in Telia Lithuania's mobile ARPU (/month/subscriber) 2013 2022
  • Table 41 Telia Lithuania MOU and churn 2012 2022
  • Table 42 Renewed growth in Telia Lithuania's mobile revenue (SEK million) 2012 2022
  • Table 43 Growth in Bité Lithuania's mobile subscriber base 2012 2021
  • Table 44 Growth in Bité mobile ARPU 2019 2022
  • Table 45 Development of Bité's financial data ( million) 2019 2022
  • Table 46 Growth in Bité's revenue by segment ( million) 2019 2022
  • Table 47 Steady growth in Tele2 Lithuania's revenue (SEK million) 2012 2022
  • Table 48 Development of Tele2 Lithuania's total revenue 2012 2022
  • Table 49 Development of Tele2 Lithuania's mobile subscriber base 2012 2022
  • Table 50 Development of the number of MVNO subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 51 Change in the number of fixed broadband connections by type 2012 2021
  • Table 52 Change in the proportion of fixed broadband connections by platform 2012 2021
  • Table 53 Sharp growth in retail internet services market revenue 2012 2021
  • Table 54 Change in fixed internet market revenue share by platform 2016 2021
  • Table 55 Evolution of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 56 Fixed broadband subscriber net additions per year 2012 2021
  • Table 57 Fixed internet ARPU by platform (/month) 2015 2021
  • Table 58 Evolution of broadband data rates as proportion of connections 2012 2021
  • Table 59 Steady growth in super-fast broadband connections 2012 2021
  • Table 60 Change in cable broadband market share by operator 2014 2021
  • Table 61 Telia Lithuania fixed broadband subscribers, total and DSL 2012 2021
  • Table 62 Decline in the number of wholesale DSL lines 2012 2021
  • Table 63 Growth in the number of Telia Lithuania's FttP subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 64 Growth in the number of FttP/FttB lines 2012 2021
  • Table 65 Growing Telia Lithuania share in fibre market 2014 2021
  • Table 66 Evolution in Wi-Fi and WiMAX subscriptions 2012 2021
  • Table 67 Change in the number of WiMAX base stations in service 2012 2017; 2019
  • Table 68 Change in altnet market share of fixed-lines and revenue 2012 2021
  • Table 69 Decline in the number of fixed-lines by operator 2012 2021
  • Table 70 Decline in fixed-telephony revenue 2012 2021
  • Table 71 Development of Telia Lithuania's financial data ( million) 2012 2022
  • Table 72 Change in Telia Lithuania's fixed-line revenue by service ( million) 2015 2022
  • Table 73 Change in Telia Lithuania's fixed-line revenue by service (SEK million) 2013 2022
  • Table 74 Change in Telia Lithuania's investments ( million) 2012 2022
  • Table 75 Change in Telia's fixed-line subscribers by service 2012 2022
  • Table 76 Steady drop in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Table 77 Increase in international internet bandwidth 2012 2021
  • Table 78 Change in the number of dark fibre lines 2012 2021
  • Table 79 Development of dark fibre revenue 2014 2021
  • Table 80 Historical - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2011
  • Table 81 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1998 2011
  • Table 82 Historic - Internet ARPU 2010 2014
  • Table 83 Historic - Change in the number of Wi-Fi hotspots 2012 2017
  • Table 84 Historic - Evolution of telecom revenue and annual change 2009 2011
  • Table 85 Historic - Evolution of telecom revenue by service ( million) 2009 2011
  • Table 86 Historic - Change in telecom investment 2009 2011
  • Table 87 Historic - Change in traffic in mobile and fixed-line networks (million minutes) 2009 2011
  • Table 88 Historic - Evolution of fixed wholesale lines 2008 2011
  • Table 89 Historic - Change in the number of fixed numbers ported 2009 2011
  • Table 90 Historic - Change in cumulative and annual mobile number portings 2008 2011
  • Table 91 Historic - Evolution of MMS messages sent 2009 2011
  • Table 92 Historic - Telia Lithuania MOU and churn 2009 2011
  • Table 93 Historic - Renewed growth in Telia Lithuania's mobile revenue (SEK million) 2009 2011
  • Table 94 Historic - Development of Tele2 Lithuania's total revenue 2009 2011
  • Table 95 Historic - Telia Lithuania fixed broadband subscribers, total and DSL 2009 2011
  • Table 96 Historic - Decline in the number of wholesale DSL lines 2009 2011
  • Table 97 Historic - Growth in the number of FttP/FttB lines 2009 2011
  • Table 98 Historic - Decline in fixed-telephony revenue 2009 2011
  • Table 99 Historic - Change in Telia's fixed-line subscribers by service 2009 2011
  • Table 100 Historic - Increase in international internet bandwidth 2009 2011
  • Table 101 Historic - Change in the number of dark fibre lines 2008 2011

    List of Charts
  • Chart 1 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders
  • Chart 2 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers
  • Chart 3 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents
  • Chart 4 Europe - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
  • Chart 5 Europe Mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 6 Scandinavia/Baltics fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 7 Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 8 Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 9 Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 10 Evolution of telecom revenue and annual change 2012 2021
  • Chart 11 Evolution of telecom revenue by service 2012 2021
  • Chart 12 Change in telecom investment 2012 2021
  • Chart 13 Change in ARPU per service 2012 2021
  • Chart 14 Development of telecom revenue market share by operator 2012 2021
  • Chart 15 Development of telecom revenue market share by sector 2012 2021
  • Chart 16 Change in traffic in mobile and fixed-line networks 2012 2021
  • Chart 17 Interconnection revenue shows steady decline 2012 2021
  • Chart 18 Decline in wholesale access lines by type 2012 2021
  • Chart 19 Evolution of fixed wholesale lines 2012 2021
  • Chart 20 Change in the number of fixed numbers ported 2012 2021
  • Chart 21 Change in cumulative and annual mobile number portings 2012 2021
  • Chart 22 Change in mobile interconnection revenue 2012 2021
  • Chart 23 Decline in revenue from roaming services 2012 2021
  • Chart 24 Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 25 Change in the number of active mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 26 Proportion of mobile market revenue by service 2012 2021
  • Chart 27 Change in MVNO share of subscribers and revenue 2012 2021
  • Chart 28 Change in proportion of retail mobile service revenue to total sector revenue 2012 2021
  • Chart 29 Change in market share of subscribers by operator 2012 2021
  • Chart 30 Change in market share of revenue by operator 2012 2021
  • Chart 31 Shift in the number of base stations to LTE 2012 2021
  • Chart 32 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 33 Shrinking number of prepaid subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 34 Steady increase in mobile voice traffic 2012 2021
  • Chart 35 Strong growth in mobile data volume 2012 2021
  • Chart 36 Change in mobile data subscriber market share per operator 2012 2021
  • Chart 37 Decline in the volume of SMS traffic 2012 2021
  • Chart 38 Change in SMS revenue and share of mobile market 2012 2021
  • Chart 39 Evolution of MMS messages sent 2012 2021
  • Chart 40 Mobile broadband (datacard) subscribers and penetration rate 2012 2021
  • Chart 41 Growth in active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 42 Strong growth in LTE base stations in service 2012 2021
  • Chart 43 Growth in the number of LTE subscribers 2015 2021
  • Chart 44 Growth in the number of M2M connections 2012 2021
  • Chart 45 Change in Telia Lithuania's mobile subscriber base 2012 2022
  • Chart 46 Steady growth in Telia Lithuania's mobile ARPU 2013 2022
  • Chart 47 Renewed growth in Telia Lithuania's mobile revenue 2012 2022
  • Chart 48 Growth in Bité Lithuania's mobile subscriber base 2012 2021
  • Chart 49 Growth in Bité mobile ARPU 2019 2022
  • Chart 50 Development of Bité's financial data ( million) 2019 2022
  • Chart 51 Growth in Bité's revenue by segment ( million) 2019 2022
  • Chart 52 Steady growth in Tele2 Lithuania's revenue 2012 2022
  • Chart 53 Development of Tele2 Lithuania's total revenue 2012 2022
  • Chart 54 Development of Tele2 Lithuania's mobile subscriber base 2012 2022
  • Chart 55 Development of the number of MVNO subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 56 Change in the number of fixed broadband connections by type 2012 2021
  • Chart 57 Change in the proportion of fixed broadband connections by platform 2012 2021
  • Chart 58 Sharp growth in retail internet services market revenue 2012 2021
  • Chart 59 Change in fixed internet market revenue share by platform 2016 2021
  • Chart 60 Evolution of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 61 Fixed internet ARPU by platform 2015 2021
  • Chart 62 Evolution of broadband data rates as proportion of connections 2012 2021
  • Chart 63 Steady growth in super-fast broadband connections 2012 2021
  • Chart 64 Change in cable broadband market share by operator 2014 2021
  • Chart 65 Telia Lithuania fixed broadband subscribers, total and DSL 2012 2021
  • Chart 66 Decline in the number of wholesale DSL lines 2012 2021
  • Chart 67 Growth in the number of Telia Lithuania's FttP subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 68 Growth in the number of FttP/FttB lines 2012 2021
  • Chart 69 Growing Telia Lithuania share in fibre market 2014 2021
  • Chart 70 Evolution in Wi-Fi and WiMAX subscriptions 2012 2021
  • Chart 71 Change in altnet market share of fixed-lines and revenue 2012 2021
  • Chart 72 Decline in the number of fixed-lines by operator 2012 2021
  • Chart 73 Decline in fixed-telephony revenue 2012 2021
  • Chart 74 Development of Telia Lithuania's financial data 2012 2022
  • Chart 75 Change in Telia Lithuania's fixed-line revenue by service 2015 2022
  • Chart 76 Change in Telia Lithuania's fixed-line revenue by service 2013 2022
  • Chart 77 Change in Telia Lithuania's investments 2012 2022
  • Chart 78 Change in Telia's fixed-line subscribers by service 2012 2022
  • Chart 79 Steady drop in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Chart 80 Change in the number of dark fibre lines 2012 2021

    List of Exhibits
  • Exhibit 1 Map of Telecom Maturity Index global ranking among countries in Europe
  • Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 3 Europe Market Leaders and market developments
  • Exhibit 4 Europe Market Challengers and market developments
  • Exhibit 5 Europe Market Emergents and market developments
  • Exhibit 6 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview
  • Exhibit 7 2G spectrum award
  • Exhibit 8 4G spectrum awarded 800MHz band