In our first operator-level analysis on Lithuania’s mobile market, Opensignal found Telia to be the dominant operator when it comes to national mobile network experience. The operator wins three out of our seven awards outright — Download Speed Experience, Upload Speed Experience, and 4G Availability — and each one of them by a large margin. Telia also shares the top spot alongside BITĖ and Tele2 in Video Experience and Voice App Experience, while sharing Games Experience with BITĖ. Meanwhile, Tele2 is the only other operator to achieve an outright win, as it leads in 4G Coverage Experience.
In January 2022, Telia became the first operator in Lithuania to launch commercial 5G services. It deployed its network in Vilnius in the 2100MHz band, using Dynamic Spectrum Sharing technology. The operator intends to switch off its 3G network by the end of 2022. Meanwhile, Lithuania’s operators will have a chance to purchase 5G-suitable spectrum in the upcoming auctions — the 700 MHz band auction in May 2022 and the 3.5 GHz band auction — in June 2022.
In this report, we’ve analyzed the mobile network experience on Lithuania’s three national operators — BITĖ, Tele2 and Telia — at the national level in the 90 day period starting on November 1, 2021, and ending on January 29, 2022.