Omnitel

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Omnitel is also the former name of Vodafone Italy.
Omnitel
Industry Mobile network operator, Internet services operator
Founded 1991
Founders Juozas P. Kazickas and Viktoras Gediminas Gruodis
Headquarters Vilnius, Lithuania
Area served Lithuania
Key people Dan Strömberg, President
Revenue 550 000 000 LTL
(c. 263,000,000 USD) [1]
Owners TeliaSonera AB - 100%
Parent TeliaSonera
Divisions none
Website http://www.omnitel.lt

Omnitel is one of the largest telecommunication companies in the Baltics, member of TeliaSonera group. It provides services of carrying and packaging of voice, images, data, information, transactions and entertainment.

Omnitel has over 2 million customers and more than one third of the mobile revenue market in Lithuania.[2]

It was the first network operator in Lithuania to launch GSM services (in 1995) and one of the first companies in Europe having introduced packet data transfer technology GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) in its network. Omnitel, the first in Lithuania to start the commercial 3G services in 2006, which was followed by the highest speed mobile internet HSDPA.

Omnitel was founded in 1991 by Juozas Kazickas as the first private-capital communication company in Lithuania, and was called Litcom at the time. Omnitel was acquired by TeliaSonera in August 2004.[3]

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