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Lithuania Communications
 
 
 

General

Lithuania has one of the best developed telephone systems in the former Soviet Union. In 2008, there were 785,900 main line telephones and 5.023 million mobile cellular phones.

Broadcasting is controlled by Lithuanian Television and Radio Broadcasting. Radio Vilnius broadcasts in Lithuanian, Russian, Polish, and English. As of 2001 there were 29 AM and 142 FM radio stations. There were also 44 television stations. In 2000 there were about 500 radios and 422 television sets for every 1,000 people.

In 2008, there were 1.777 million internet users. According to the study carried out by Speedtest.net, Lithuania has the fastest internet upload speed in the world and is sixth by download speed.

Overview

Telephones - main lines in use :
784,900 (2008)

Telephones - mobile cellular :
5.023 million (2008)

Telephone system :
general assessment: adequate; being modernized to provide improved international capability and better residential access
domestic: rapid expansion of mobile-cellular services has resulted in a steady decline in the number of main line subscriptions; mobile-cellular teledensity has increased to about 140 per 100 persons while fixed-line teledensity has dropped to 22 per 100 persons
international: country code - 370; major international connections to Denmark, Sweden, and Norway by submarine cable for further transmission by satellite; landline connections to Latvia and Poland (2008)

Radio broadcast stations :
AM 29, FM 142, shortwave 1 (2001)

Television broadcast stations :
44 (may have as many as 100 transmitters, including repeater stations) (2008)

Internet country code :
.lt

Internet hosts :
885,064 (2009)

Internet users :
1.777 million (2008)

 
 


 



 


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