The Lithuanian government has on Wednesday endorsed a 5G development plan.
Under the guidelines, the 5G should be rolled out in Lithuania next year, with the radio frequencies auction to be announced by the end of 2020.
The aim is to deploy 5G in at least one of Lithuania’s five biggest cities – Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai or Panevėžys – by 2022.
"The whole package is especially important not only in terms of economic stimulus, but also in terms of state control and oversight of the integration of 5G technologies into the entire public sector,” said Lithuanian Transport Minister Jaroslav Narkevič.
By 2025, the 5G network should cover the country's key transport corridors and urban areas.
So far, 11 countries in the EU have published 5G development plans.