Omnitel

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Omnitel is also the former name of Vodafone Italy.
Omnitel
Industry Mobile network operator, Internet services operator
Founded 1991
Founder Juozas P. Kazickas and Viktoras Gediminas Gruodis
Headquarters Vilnius, Lithuania
Area served
Lithuania
Key people
Dan Strömberg, President
Revenue 550,000,000 LTL
($263 million) [1]
Owner TeliaSonera AB - 100%
Number of employees
660 (2011)[2]
Parent TeliaSonera
Divisions none
Slogan Pirmiausia - Jūs
Website www.omnitel.lt

Omnitel, a member of TeliaSonera group, is one of the largest telecommunication companies in the Baltic statesEstonia, Latvia, Lithuania.

In Lithuania, it has over 2 million customers and more than one-third of the mobile revenue market.[3]

History[edit]

Founded in 1991 by Juozas Kazickas as Litcom, Omnitel was Lithuania's first private telecommunications company. In August 2004, Omnitel was acquired by TeliaSonera.[4]

Omnitel 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.

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