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
Kęstutis Šliužas, CEO
Owner Telia Company - 100%
Parent Telia Company
Divisions none
Website www.omnitel.lt

Omnitel, a member of Telia Company group, was one of the largest telecommunication companies in the Baltic states.

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.[1]

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.

In 2017, Omnitel was renamed to Telia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TeliaSonera acquires Omnitel entirely". The Baltic Times. August 26, 2004.