RIGA – Latvian mobile operator Tele2 will provide technical support to Lithuania during the visit of Pope Francis, Tele2 spokeswoman Lasma Bundike reported.
She said that up to 170,000 Lithuanian residents will gather for the Holy Mass in Kaunas, Lithuania, on September 23. "Providing that mobile communications on this day and place will be significant for Lithuanian residents for exchange of calls, pictures and video contents, it is important to ensure additional capacity of the network," said Bundike.
She said that Tele2 will ensure technical support with a mobile base station that will be able to transmit large amounts of mobile data and voice communication during the mass event.
Tele2 technical department director Liga Krumina said that the mobile 4G base station is also used in Latvia during large-scale events. "The biggest amount of mobile internet used this summer was 6.9 terabytes which equals almost two million medium-size pictures," said Krumina.
Latvia's Tele2, founded in 1995, is part of the Swedish telecommunications group Tele2.