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Lithuania - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

  • August 2016
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 26 pages

Lithuania's mobile market is served by Omnitel, Bité and Tele2, as well as by a small number of MVNOs. In addition, the state-owned broadcaster Telecentras has become the fourth mobile operator, with an extensive infrastructure using spectrum formerly assigned to its WiMAX offering and since migrated to an LTE-A platform.

SIM card penetration is high for the region, and while the prepaid sector accounts for the majority of subscribers the proportion of postpaid services is increasing. With dwindling new subscriber acquisition opportunities, mobile operators are heavily marketing mobile broadband services, made possible from past investments in 3G and HSPA networks and ongoing upgrades with LTE technology. By mid-2016 services based on LTE networks were available to more than 95% of the population.

As was the case with the mobile voice market, competition is driving down prices for mobile broadband plans, and accelerating customer take-up of mobile broadband services. The acquisition by TEO of the remaining shares in Omnitel, completed in January 2016, has also provided the company with a secure presence in the market for convergent services and bundled offerings.

The auction of spectrum in a range of bands in January 2016 will also enable the three MNOs to improve on mobile broadband capacity.

This report provides an overview of the Lithuania's highly-developed mobile market, covering the major operators, regulatory developments, mobile technologies, and services on offer.

Key developments:

Telecentras to increase LTE bases stations to 1,100 by end-2016; regulator auctions 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum, licences to be held to 2032; Tele2 launches tri-band carrier aggregation technology to provide data at up to 330Mb/s; Mid Europa Partners sells Bité Lithuania; Telecentras contracts Huawei to upgrade its mobile network with LTE-A; TEO completes takeover of Omnitel; TeliaSonera partners with Ericsson to develop 5G services by 2018; Omnitel expands LTE network; spectrum auctioned in the 2.6GHz band and 800MHz bands; report update includes the regulator's market data to March 2016, telcos' financial and operating data to Q2 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Omnitel, Bité Lithuania, Tele2 Lithuania.

Table Of Contents

Lithuania - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
1. Synopsis
2. Market analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics
3.1.1 Prepaid cards
3.2 Mobile data
3.2.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
3.2.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
3.3 Mobile broadband
4. Regulatory issues
4.1 GSM licences
4.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
4.3 2.6GHz spectrum
4.4 Spectrum auction 2013
4.5 Spectrum auction 2016
4.6 Significant Market Power (SMP)
4.7 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
4.8 Roaming
5. Mobile infrastructure
5.1 Digital networks
5.1.1 Third Generation (3G)
5.1.2 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
5.1.3 5G developments
5.2 Other infrastructure developments
5.2.1 General Packet Radio Services (GPRS)
5.2.2 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
5.2.3 High-speed Packet Access (HSPA)
6. Major mobile operators
6.1 Omnitel
6.2 Bite
6.3 Tele2
6.4 MVNOs
7. Mobile content and applications
7.1 Portals
7.2 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
7.3 Mobile TV
8. Related reports
Table 1 Historical - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1998 - 2009
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 - 2017
Table 3 Proportion of mobile market revenue by service 2010 2016
Table 4 Revenue from roaming services 2006 - 2016
Table 5 Mobile market revenue, MNOs and resellers (LTL) 2006 - 2014
Table 6 Mobile market revenue, MNOs and resellers () 2011 - 2016
Table 7 MVNO share of subscribers and revenue 2003 - 2016
Table 8 Proportion of mobile service revenue to total telecom sector revenue 2006 - 2016
Table 9 3G/4G subscriber market share per operator 2009 - 2016
Table 10 Number of 3G/4G subscribers 2007 - 2016
Table 11 Market share of revenue by operator 2009 - 2016
Table 12 Market share per operator by subscribers 2009 - 2016
Table 13 Base stations in use 2006 2016
Table 14 Mobile ARPU 2005 - 2016
Table 15 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2002 - 2016
Table 16 Prepaid subscribers 2010 - 2015
Table 17 Mobile data sent on mobile networks (quarterly comparison) 2006 - 2016
Table 18 Mobile data subscriber market share per operator 2009 - 2016
Table 19 Mobile data revenue 2010 - 2015
Table 20 Average mobile data speed by operator 2013 - 2014
Table 21 Total SMS messages sent 2004 - 2016
Table 22 SMS revenue and share of mobile market 2005 - 2015
Table 23 Total MMS messages sent 2004 - 2016
Table 24 Mobile broadband share of subscribers by operators 2013 - 2016
Table 25 Mobile broadband subscribers, penetration 2006 - 2017
Table 27 Mobile interconnection revenue 2007 - 2015
Table 33 HSPA subscribers (historic) 2007 - 2012
Table 34 Omnitel mobile subscribers 2007 - 2016
Table 35 Omnitel annualised ARPU (LTL) 2005 - 2014
Table 36 Omnitel ARPU () 2013 - 2016
Table 37 Omnitel MOU and churn 2005 - 2016
Table 38 Omnitel mobile revenue 2005 - 2016
Table 39 Bite mobile subscribers 2007 - 2015
Table 40 Bite Lithuania mobile blended ARPU 2010 2015
Table 41 Bite Lithuania financial data 2009 - 2015
Table 42 Tele2 mobile financial data 2008 - 2016
Table 43 Tele2 mobile subscribers 2007 - 2016
Table 44 MVNO subscribers 2007 - 2015
Table 45 M2M connections 2012 - 2016
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2017
Chart 2 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2002 - 2016
Chart 3 Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2006 - 2017
Chart 4 Bite Lithuania financial data 2009 - 2015
Chart 5 Tele2 mobile financial data 2008 - 2016
Exhibit 1 2G spectrum award
Exhibit 2 4G spectrum awarded 800MHz band

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