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Countries with little copper legacy are doing their best to bypass the centuries old access methodology and going straight to fiber, stringing it right to their citizens’ doorsteps. This is especially true in the case of smaller nations – like Slovenia and now Lithuania, one of the former Soviet republics.
TEO, the Lithuanian incumbent that was privatized back in 1998 (and now co-owned by a consortium that includes TeliaSonera) has undertaken a FTTH build out that will bring speeds of up to 1 Gigabit/second. The FTTH network will be rolled out in the five biggest cities of Lithuania, with Vilnius likely to see the launch of in June 2007.