Mapping broadband coverage in Lithuania

Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2011 - key results for Lithuania

One of the European Union’s most ambitious targets is to make sure that all its citizens can get access to superfast broadband at home, if they choose, by 2020. A new study by broadband specialists Point Topic shows Lithuania is now over 62% towards achieving that aim.

Download report – Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2011 – Lithuania

National coverage by broadband technology – Lithuania

Lithuania broadband coverage by technology combination - BCE 2011

Lithuania broadband coverage by technology combination – BCE 2011

Lithuania is behind the European averages in standard broadband coverage.  TSC is the fourth lowest among the study countries at 88%, and Rural Standard Coverage is sixth lowest at 68%.  But this is offset by high Total NGA Coverage of 62% against the European average of 50%, while Rural NGA is close to average.  HSPA coverage is also equal to the average across the country as a whole and ahead in rural areas.

The profile of individual technologies shows that DSL coverage is actually the lowest of all the study countries at 65%, but FTTP is second highest at 59%.  Lithuania also has above average cable network coverage with a high proportion upgraded to Docsis 3, extensive WiMAX coverage and, not least, the early roll-out of an LTE network which had already passed 12% coverage by end-2011.  VDSL is absent, but Lithuanian households in urban areas can mostly look to FTTP or Docsis 3 for broadband.

Lithuania superfast broadband coverage map

Lithuania superfast broadband coverage map

Lithuania is also one of the top three countries for rural FTTP, with 11% coverage, although that is the only NGA solution available in the countryside.  An extensive WiMAX network fills many of the gaps left by very limited DSL availability and above-average HSPA also contributes.  But Lithuania is one of the countries without KA-band satellite distribution and up to 5% of rural homes could be without broadband access.

NGA broadband maps for Lithuania

Lithuania has high standard broadband coverage in two of its most urbanised regions, the capital Vilnius and Klaipeda, both with over 99%.   Kaunas the second city is a little way behind on 89%.  The other regions are between 77% and 80%.

Lithuania’s high FTTP rollout and good Docsis 3 coverage is reflected in its NGA distribution.  NGA coverage in Vilnius and Klaipeda is almost equal to their standard coverage at over 99%.  Kaunas is some way behind on 77% and four other provinces are between 27% and 40%.  The three most rural provinces are still below 10%.

Find out more

Point Topic maps broadband coverage in every square kilometre across Europe. For more details, please visit the Broadband Competition Map of Europe page or contact Tim Johnson at tim.johnson@point-topic.com or telephone +44(0)20 3301 3303.

Data tables for Lithuania

Demographics

Statistic National
Population 3,366,357
Persons per household 2.4
Rural proportion 34.0%

Coverage by technology

Technology Total Rural
DSL 68.5% 7.5%
VDSL 0.0% 0.0%
FTTP 59.4% 10.9%
WiMAX 60.0% 60.0%
Standard cable 52.8% 0.0%
Docsis 3 cable 41.7% 0.0%
HSPA 95.0% 85.3%
LTE 12.1% 0.0%
Satellite 0.0% 0.0%
Standard Combination 88.4% 67.6%
NGA Combination 62.2% 10.9%

 

 

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