LMT starts 5G network with Nokia in Latvia

Mobile operator LMT has started the company’s 5G network in partnership with Nokia in the Baltics.
LMT 5G with NokiaRouter company, MikroTik, has presented their 5G router prototype developed in cooperation with LMT.

LMT engineers activated the first 5G base station in the seaside city of Liepaja. A configured Qualcomm 5G-enabled router demonstrated the reception of the LMT 5G network.

LMT is the first mobile operator in the Baltics to demonstrate a working 5G network on licensed 3.5 GHz frequencies, LMT president and CEO Juris Binde said.

LMT began work on the development of 5G in 2017 when Latvia was among the first countries in Europe to auction the 5G frequencies. LMT agreed on cooperation on 5G tests together with Nokia and the Riga Technical University.

LMT said it has more than 180 5G-ready base stations, which will be able to cover 10 percent of the country’s territory. LMT has developed business products that are ready to be moved onto the 5G network to benefit from its speed and connectivity.