Telecommunication in Lithuania

The development of telecommunications in Lithuania is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +370, there were a total of 5.03 million connections in 2019. Among them were 4.66 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.7 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Lithuania is back. Around 82% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 28% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 1.21 million webhosts, Lithuania is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 119.61 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Lithuania ranked 29th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 111.48 Mbit/second (18th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 13th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Lithuania comes 29th with a download speed of 55.32 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 14 Mbit was enough for 52nd place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in November 2020 from 176 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.


Access to the Internet in Lithuania from 1990 - 2019




Broadband internet in Lithuania 2001 - 2019




Landlines 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019Lithuania
Total
Lithuania
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users791,826.0028.41 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines368,213.0013.21 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars4.66 m167.17 %547.36 m122.31 %