Ericsson announced it will supply Telia with gear for its 5G deployment in Lithuania, the fourth contract to be awarded to the vendor by the operator in the Nordics and Baltics.
In a statement, the vendor detailed about 2,000 mobile sites will be upgraded over the coming three years to deliver the next-generation technology.
The upgrade will make Telia’s network five times more energy-efficient than previous generations, adding to the network being powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity, said Ericsson.
Dan Stromberg, Lithuania CEO and Head of LED (Lithuania, Estonia and Denmark), says: “The partnership between Telia and Ericsson will enable us to provide our customers with state-of-the-art mobile connectivity and speed up the development of a sustainable digital society. Modernized 4G networks and the upcoming 5G connectivity will deliver superior user experiences and opportunities to our subscriber and business customers.”
Jenny Lindqvist, Ericsson head of Northern and Central Europe added: “We are very excited to partner with Telia once again, this time to power enhanced 4G and next-generation 5G to its customers in Lithuania. 5G is a catalyst for digital innovation, paving the way for advances in business and industry, giving the Lithuanian economy the boost it needs during uncertain times. Driving a more resilient, smarter and sustainable society, we are working with Telia to bring 5G to the Baltics and Nordics alike.”
The deal follows previous announcements between the two companies in Sweden, Estonia and Norway.
Ericsson currently has 114 commercial 5G agreements with service providers globally.