Johan Dennelind, CEO of Telia Company, met with the Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis and the Minister of Economy Virginijus Sinkevičius to discuss the developments of Lithuanian telecommunications market and the opportunities for strengthening the country´s digital and technological leadership. Telia Company Service Centre located in Vilnius will employ up to 400 IT professionals by the end of this year.
“We’ve always viewed Lithuania as highly attractive country for long-term investments. In the near future, we intend to further strengthen our position both in Vilnius as well as in other cities and regions, e.g. in Šiauliai. We are about to launch an ambitious digitalization programme involving creation of many highly skilled jobs. In addition, we want Lithuania to become one of the first countries in this region to introduce 5G”, said Johan Dennelind at the meeting with PM Saulius Skvernelis.
“I am pleased that Lithuania is becoming a center of competence for the largest and leading Scandinavian companies. And I’m particularly glad that Telia is among them. I am proud that Lithuania can offer highly qualified specialists who could carry out the most complex operations and functions in production, technological development, purchasing and other areas”, said Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis.
According to the CEO of Telia Company, Telia’s goal is to be Lithuania’s partner and to create highly skilled jobs, contribute to increasing cyber security of the country and to continue to strengthen Lithuania’s digital leadership in every way. Dennelind also stressed that it´s very important for Lithuania to continue to ensure investment-friendly climate and balanced regulatory and competitive environment.
“We are sure that the Baltic and Nordic region has every opportunity to become Europe´s leader in digital technologies, but the prerequisite to it is strong regional cooperation as well as cooperation between public and private sector. Lithuania has already proven its IT competencies to the world, and we believe it will retain them. We in Telia Company will stick to our commitment to continue to invest in Lithuania”, said Dennelind.
Since 1992, Telia has already invested more than EUR 1.4 billion in the development of telecommunications in Lithuania.
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