Airport news

2016 11 21

Internet Connection in Vilnius Airport is Faster than in Large European Airports

The wireless Internet connection at Vilnius Airport is one of the fastest in Europe according to the data collected by “Rotten Wifi”, a start-up that evaluates the quality of Internet services. The main airport in the country ranks second in the average download speed and surpasses the largest airports in Europe.

“The increasing number of passengers and the growing popularity of smart devices lead to wireless Internet innovations in Lithuanian airports. Free and fast wireless Internet is like a calling card of Lithuania, while the airports are the first to leave visitors with an impression. After state-of-the-art equipment was installed in Vilnius Airport in spring, the throughput of communication channels between wireless access points increased more than ten times; therefore, even if many users connect, the Internet works perfectly,” said Indrė Baltrušaitienė, the Head of Communication and Marketing Division of Lithuanian Airports.

The average download speed in the wireless Internet network “INVEST LITHUANIA Free Wi-Fi” in Vilnius Airport is 24.04 megabits per second (Mbps). The airport in the capital city is far ahead of large European airports: Berlin (14.68 Mbps), Munich (14.02 Mbps), Frankfurt (13.61 Mbps), Vienna (11.39 Mbps), and Düsseldorf (11.03 Mbps) and is second only to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport (38.30 Mbps).

Last year, 3.3 million passengers (approximately 9,000 per day) were handled in Vilnius Airport. Most of them were using smart devices, sometimes even several, so wireless Internet coverage areas were extended in the waiting areas of the airport as well as around them.

In 2015, the average Internet speed at Vilnius Airport was 18.04 Mbps, while this year it was increased to 24.04 Mbps.

Free wireless Internet “INVEST LITHUANIA Free Wi-Fi” operates under the same name in all three Lithuanian Airports: in Vilnius, Kaunas, and Palanga. The technical aspects of this project are managed by the IT solutions and services company “Atea”.

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