The ICT provider Bite and Ericsson have signed an agreement to bring 5G technology to Latvia.
Commenting on the development, Kaspars Buls, the head of Bite, said: “So far, we have worked hard and prepared to prepare for the introduction of 5G, for example, by providing it with the necessary frequency portfolio. As a result of this transaction, we have acquired an internationally recognized and strategically important cooperation partner. Ericsson is one of the world’s leading ICT service providers with more than 145 years of industry know-how. The company’s portfolio offers those services that meet the needs of Bite to ensure modern network development and a positive service experience for customers. 5G will provide both faster internet and lower latency and many other benefits. In addition, it is not only about its opportunities in the daily life of the population, but mainly in business, industrial solutions in education, transport, science, health, urban environment, innovation, investment attraction, etc. etc. It will also play a crucial role in the restart of the Latvian economy after the crises caused by Covid-19 and geopolitical challenges”.
Significantly, Ericsson will also partner Bite in introducing 5G in Lithuania.
Jenny Lindqvist, Ericsson’s Head of Northern and Central Europe, added: “Together with Bite, we will provide high-speed and low latency 5G capabilities to people and businesses in Latvia and Lithuania. The transition to 5G here, as we have seen in other countries, is likely to be faster than the transition to any other previous generation of mobile technology. 5G opens up a world of new, innovative opportunities that will seamlessly integrate across industries and deliver a completely redesigned service and new consumer experience”.