Bite Lithuania hailed 5G data speeds up to 2.679Gbps, which it claimed bested rival records, as the operator edges closer to launching its commercial network for smartphones next month.
Bite stated the speeds are 16 times faster than the current average mobile connections, which customers will be able to tap into on February 14 when the operator launches services.
The new record is also eight times faster than its 5G fixed wireless access broadband offering which was launched last year in October.
Bite Lithuania general director Gintas Butėnas said: “With the 5G Internet record, we aim to demonstrate the communication capabilities of Bitė. We are proud that the achieved 5G internet speed record is more than 16 times higher than the average internet speed achieved by previous communication technologies. The 5G recorded at the time of the record is almost 8 times higher than the average 5G speed of Bitė, which is the highest among the three communication providers."
The operator made multiple moves last year to bolster its 5G charge. It acquired spectrum in the 3.5GHz and 700MHz bands alongside rivals in auctions last year, spending around €6 million.
Bite also moved to merge with broadband subsidiary MEZON to leverage the latter’s network to boost its mobile strategy.