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Lithuania - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses- Product Image
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Lithuania - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4808260
  • Report
  • January 2021
  • Region: Lithuania
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
Lithuania’s Fibre Infrastructure Showing Continued Strength

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Balticum TV
  • Bité Lithuania
  • Cgates
  • Tele 2
  • Vinita

Bité acquisition of Mezon approved, with conditions

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.

In line with the country's Digital Agenda, the focus among telcos has been to invest in fibre, with an emphasis on delivering gigabyte data speeds.

SIM card penetration is relatively high for the region and most subscribers are higher-ARPU postpaid subscribers. 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 mid to late 2021. The regulator has consulted on the release of spectrum for 5G in a range of bands, and the auction is tentatively scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.

According to regulator data, the total revenue of the electronic communications sector in the third quarter of 2020 was the highest it has been since the fourth quarter of 2010. Revenue growth in the mobile sector was driven mainly mobile internet services.

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an increase in demand for high-speed internet access services, as citizens used the internet for education, work, entertainment and shopping. Revenues for fixed internet services grew by 1.8% in the third quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. Most of the revenue (76%) was generated from access services via fibre lines.

The use of mobile internet also grew steadily during 2020. The number of active SIM cards used to access internet services increased 5.9% in the third quarter of 2020, year-on-year. Revenue received for mobile internet services increased 14% in quarter, year-on-year.

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:

  • Government approves draft plan for the development of 5G services across the country;
  • Regulator announces preliminary dates for 5G auctions;
  • Competition Council gives conditional approval for Bité's acquisition of Mezon;
  • Telia launches trial 5G mobile network, secures temporary frequency authorisation;
  • Regulator cuts MTRs by 19%;
  • Tele2 introduces eSims;
  • Bite proposes timeframe for phasing out 3G and GSM services;
  • Telia picks Ericsson as its future partner for its RAN, excludes Huawei;
The report update includes the regulator's market data to September 2020, telcos' financial and operating data to Q3 2020, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telia Lietuvos (Telia Lithuania), Bité Lithuania, Vinita, Balticum TV, Tele 2, Cgates.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Balticum TV
  • Bité Lithuania
  • Cgates
  • Tele 2
  • Vinita
1 Key statistics

2 Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
2.1 Economic considerations and responses
2.2 Mobile devices
2.3 Subscribers
2.4 Infrastructure

3 Telecommunications market
3.1 Historical overview

4 Regulatory environment
4.1 Historical overview
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.3 Fixed-line developments
4.4 Mobile network developments

5 Mobile market
5.1 Market analysis
5.2 Mobile statistics
5.3 Mobile infrastructure
5.4 Major mobile operators
5.5 Mobile content and applications

6 Fixed-line broadband market
6.1 Introduction and statistical overview
6.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
6.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
6.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
6.5 Other fixed broadband services

7 Digital economy
7.1 E-government
7.2 E-health

8 Fixed network operators
8.1 Telia Lietuvos

9 Telecommunications infrastructure
9.1 Overview of the national telecom network
9.2 International infrastructure
9.3 Wholesaling

10 Appendix Historic data

11 Glossary of abbreviations

12 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Lithuania 2020 (e)
Table 2 Evolution of telecom revenue and annual change 2009 2020
Table 3 Evolution of telecom revenue by service ( million) 2009 2020
Table 4 Change in telecom investment 2009 2020
Table 5 Change in ARPU per service 2010 2020
Table 6 Development of telecom revenue market share by operator 2010 2020
Table 7 Development of telecom revenue market share by sector 2010 2018
Table 8 Change in traffic in mobile and fixed-line networks 2009 2020
Table 9 Interconnection revenue shows steady decline 2010 2020
Table 10 Decline in wholesale access lines by type 2010 2019
Table 11 Evolution of fixed wholesale lines 2008 2020
Table 12 Change in the number of fixed numbers ported 2009 2020
Table 13 Change in cumulative and annual mobile number portings 2008 2020
Table 14 Change in mobile interconnection revenue 2010 2020
Table 15 Decline in revenue from roaming services 2011 2020
Table 16 Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 17 Change in the number of active mobile subscribers and penetration 2015 2025
Table 18 Proportion of mobile market revenue by service 2011 2020
Table 19 Change in MVNO share of subscribers and revenue 2010 2020
Table 20 Change in proportion of retail mobile service revenue to total sector revenue 2012 2020
Table 21 Change in market share of subscribers by operator 2009 2020
Table 22 Change in market share of revenue by operator 2009 2020
Table 23 Population coverage by mobile platform 2009 2018
Table 24 Shift in the number of base stations to LTE 2010 2020
Table 25 Development of mobile ARPU 2010 2020
Table 26 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2012 2020
Table 27 Shrinking number of prepaid subscribers 2010 2020
Table 28 Steady increase in mobile voice traffic 2010 2020
Table 29 Strong growth in mobile data volume 2010 2020
Table 30 Change in mobile data subscriber market share per operator 2009 2020
Table 31 Decline in the volume of SMS traffic 2010 2020
Table 32 Change in SMS revenue and share of mobile market 2010 2020
Table 33 Evolution of MMS messages sent 2009 2020
Table 34 Mobile broadband (datacard) subscribers and penetration rate 2010 2020
Table 35 Growth in active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 36 Strong growth in LTE base stations in service 2011 2020
Table 37 Growth in the number of LTE subscribers 2015 2020
Table 38 Growth in the number of M2M connections 2012 2020
Table 39 Change in Telia Lithuania's mobile subscriber base 2010 2020
Table 40 Steady growth in Telia Lithuania's mobile ARPU 2013 2020
Table 41 Telia Lithuania MOU and churn 2009 2020
Table 42 Renewed growth in Telia Lithuania's mobile revenue 2009 2020
Table 43 Growth in Bité Lithuania's mobile subscriber base 2010 2020
Table 44 Steady growth in Tele2 Lithuania's revenue 2010 2020
Table 45 Development of Tele2 Lithuania's total revenue 2009 2020
Table 46 Development of Tele2 Lithuania's mobile subscriber base 2010 2020
Table 47 Development of the number of MVNO subscribers 2010 2020
Table 48 Change in the number of fixed broadband connections 2010 2020
Table 49 Change in the proportion of fixed broadband connections by platform 2010 2020
Table 50 Sharp growth in retail internet services market revenue 2010 2020
Table 51 Change in fixed internet market revenue share by platform 2016 2020
Table 52 Evolution of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 53 Fixed broadband subscriber net additions per year 2010 2020
Table 54 Fixed internet ARPU by platform 2015 2020
Table 55 Evolution of broadband data rates as proportion of connections 2009 2020
Table 56 Steady growth in super-fast broadband connections 2010 2020
Table 57 Change in cable broadband market share by operator 2014 2020
Table 58 Telia Lithuania fixed broadband subscribers, total and DSL 2009 2020
Table 59 Decline in the number of wholesale DSL lines 2009 2020
Table 60 Growth in the number of Telia Lithuania's FttP subscribers 2010 2020
Table 61 Growth in the number of FttP/FttB lines 2009 2020
Table 62 Growing Telia Lithuania share in fibre market 2014 2020
Table 63 Evolution in Wi-Fi and WiMAX subscriptions 2011 2020
Table 64 Change in the number of Wi-Fi hotspots 2012 2017
Table 65 Change in the number of WiMAX base stations in service 2009 2017; 2019
Table 66 Increase in altnet market share of fixed-lines and revenue 2009 2020
Table 67 Decline in the number of fixed-lines by operator (thousand) 2010 2020
Table 68 Decline in fixed-telephony revenue 2009 2020
Table 69 Development of Telia Lithuania's financial data ( million) 2010 2020
Table 70 Change in Telia Lithuania's fixed-line revenue by service ( million) 2015 2020
Table 71 Change in Telia Lithuania's fixed-line revenue by service (SEK million) 2015 2020
Table 72 Change in Telia Lithuania's investments 2011 2020
Table 73 Change in Telia's fixed-line subscribers by service 2009 2020
Table 74 Steady drop in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2010 2025
Table 75 Increase in international internet bandwidth 2009 2020
Table 76 Change in the number of dark fibre lines 2008 2020
Table 77 Development of dark fibre revenue 2014 2020
Table 78 Historical - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2009
Table 79 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1998 2009
Table 80 Historic - Internet ARPU 2010 2014

List of Charts
Charts 1 Evolution of telecom revenue and annual change 2009 2020
Chart 2 Evolution of telecom revenue by service 2009 2020
Chart 3 Change in telecom investment 2009 2020
Chart 4 Change in ARPU per service 2010 2020
Chart 5 Development of telecom revenue market share by operator 2010 2020
Chart 6 Development of telecom revenue market share major sector 2011 2018
Chart 7 Change in traffic in mobile and fixed-line networks 2009 2020
Chart 8 Interconnection revenue shows steady decline 2010 2020
Chart 9 Decline in wholesale access lines by type 2009 2019
Chart 10 Evolution of fixed wholesale lines 2008 2020
Chart 11 Change in the number of fixed numbers ported 2009 2020
Chart 12 Change in cumulative and annual mobile number portings 2008 2020
Chart 13 Change in mobile interconnection revenue 2010 2020
Chart 14 Decline in revenue from roaming services 2011 2020
Chart 15 Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 16 Change in the number of active mobile subscribers and penetration 2015 2025
Chart 17 Proportion of mobile market revenue by service 2011 2020
Chart 18 Change in MVNO share of subscribers and revenue 2009 2020
Chart 19 Change in proportion of retail mobile service revenue to total sector revenue 2012 2020
Chart 20 Change in market share of subscribers by operator 2009 2020
Chart 21 Change in market share of revenue by operator 2009 2020
Chart 22 Shift in the number of base stations to LTE 2010 2020
Chart 23 Shift in ratio of mobile subscribers from prepaid to postpaid 2012 2020
Chart 24 Shrinking number of prepaid subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 25 Steady increase in mobile voice traffic 2009 2020
Chart 26 Strong growth in mobile data volume 2010 2020
Chart 27 Change in mobile data subscriber market share per operator 2009 2020
Chart 28 Decline in the volume of SMS traffic 2010 2020
Chart 29 Change in SMS revenue and share of mobile market 2010 2020
Chart 30 Evolution of MMS messages sent 2009 2020
Chart 31 Mobile broadband (datacard) subscribers and penetration rate 2008 2020
Chart 32 Growth in active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 33 Strong growth in LTE base stations in service 2011 2020
Chart 34 Growth in the number of LTE subscribers 2015 2020
Chart 35 Growth in the number of M2M connections 2012 2020
Chart 36 Change in Telia Lithuania's mobile subscriber base 2010 2020
Chart 37 Steady growth in Telia Lithuania's mobile ARPU 2013 2020
Chart 38 Renewed growth in Telia Lithuania's mobile revenue 2009 2020
Chart 39 Growth in Bité Lithuania's mobile subscriber base 2010 2020
Chart 40 Steady growth in Tele2 Lithuania's revenue 2008 2020
Chart 41 Development of Tele2 Lithuania's total revenue 2009 2020
Chart 42 Development of Tele2 Lithuania's mobile subscriber base 2010 2020
Chart 43 Development of the number of MVNO subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 44 Change in the number of fixed broadband connections 2010 2020
Chart 45 Change in the proportion of fixed broadband connections by platform 2010 2020
Chart 46 Sharp growth in retail internet services market revenue 2010 2020
Chart 47 Change in fixed internet market revenue share by platform 2016 2020
Chart 48 Evolution of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 49 Fixed internet ARPU by platform (Q4) 2015 2020
Chart 50 Evolution of broadband data rates as proportion of connections 2009 2020
Chart 51 Steady growth in super-fast broadband connections 2010 2020
Chart 52 Change in cable broadband market share by operator 2014 2020
Chart 53 Telia Lithuania fixed broadband subscribers, total and DSL 2009 2020
Chart 54 Decline in the number of wholesale DSL lines 2009 2020
Chart 55 Growth in the number of Telia Lithuania's FttP subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 56 Growth in the number of FttP/FttB lines 2009 2020
Chart 57 Growing Telia Lithuania share in fibre market 2014 2020
Chart 58 Evolution in Wi-Fi and WiMAX subscriptions 2011 2020
Chart 59 Increase in altnet market share of fixed-lines and revenue 2009 2020
Chart 60 Decline in the number of fixed-lines by operator 2010 2020
Chart 61 Decline in fixed-telephony revenue 2009 2020
Chart 62 Development of Telia Lithuania's financial data () 2010 2020
Chart 63 Change in Telia Lithuania's fixed-line revenue by service () 2015 2020
Chart 64 Change in Telia Lithuania's fixed-line revenue by service (SEK) 2013 2020
Chart 65 Change in Telia Lithuania's investments 2011 2020
Chart 66 Change in Telia's fixed-line subscribers by service 2009 2020
Chart 67 Steady drop in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2010 2025
Chart 68 Change in the number of dark fibre lines 2008 2020

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview
Exhibit 2 2G spectrum award
Exhibit 3 4G spectrum awarded 800MHz band
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  • Telia Lietuvos (Telia Lithuania)
  • Bité Lithuania
  • Vinita
  • Balticum TV
  • Tele 2
  • Cgates
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