With the 5G “Pioneer Bands” not yet available the service will use an existing mobile band.
Telia Lithuania has launched 5G services using the 2.1 GHz band. A total of 20 5G base stations have started operating in the Vilnius districts of Antakalnis, Sauletekis and Naujoji Vilnia. The new technology will be free to use for existing Telia customers.
The rollout will be using dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS), a technology that allows both 4G and 5G to use the same frequencies.
The operator says it has been testing 5G for three years using 5G frequencies granted to it by the Lithuanian Communications Regulatory Authority. The first 5G auction of the 700 MHz band is expected to take place this year in Lithuania.
The announcement means that commercial 5G is now available in all 27 EU countries.