The operator group has expanded its strategic partnership with Ericsson, adding a five-year network deal for Lithuania.
Ericsson is Telia’s sole 5G network infrastructure provider.
The deal follows previous regional announcements covering the deployment of 5G across Sweden and Estonia and Ericsson’s selection as Telia’s partner in Norway.
Ericsson will modernise about 2,000 mobile sites in the next three years, upgrading 4G and rolling out 5G.
The vendor claims the upgrade will make the network about five times more energy-efficient and will be powered by 100% renewable electricity.
Dan Stromberg, CEO, Telia Lithuania and the Head of Lithuania, Estonia and Denmark), said, “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, Head of Northern and Central Europe, Ericsson, added, “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.”