The second stage of the construction project RAIN-2 (Rural Area Information Technology Broadband Network) is in the process of successful implementation in Lithuania. As one of the key contractors of RAIN Eltel continues the fiber installations that were first started 3 years ago.
In the first stage fiber optic cable lines were laid to regional townships, establishments of the public sector, enterprises and residential areas. The goal of the RAIN-2 project is to provide an opportunity for the people and public sector establishments in small towns and villages to use Internet services so that all the residents of Lithuania could use modern information and communication technologies. After the RAIN-2 project is implemented, 98 % of residents and the public sector establishments of rural areas of Lithuania will have an opportunity to use the broadband network services. The RAIN project for the most part is financed by the funds of the European Union.
"The fact that we are one of the key contractors of the RAIN project proves that, in Lithuania, ELTEL is one of the best companies rendering services in this sphere. This project makes us feeling stronger in the time of economic hardship as well as it ensures good order volume for the next two years. It is also great that ELTEL can contribute to creation of the modern and advanced Lithuania and reduce segregation between towns and rural areas as up to now only few of the residents in rural areas had good Internet access," says Mr. Ramūnas Bendikas, Managing Director of Eltel Networks Lithuania.
Eltel Networks entered Lithuania when Lietuvos Telekomas, predecessor of today’s TEO, outsourced its subsidiary company Comliet to Eltel in 2005. The focus of the outsourced company was construction activities of fixed telecom networks. Eltel employs close to 300 people in Lithuania and has implemented numerous projects both for fixed and mobile telecoms in the recent years. The Lithuanian company has also participated Eltel’s delivery projects e.g. in Norway, Denmark and Germany.
Ramūnas Bendikas, Managing Director of Eltel Networks Lithuania
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