Lithuania in the News
29th June 2008
|Firefox Browser Achieves Impressive Acceptance in Lithuania|
Downloads to Lithuanian of Firefox 3
in the first 24 hours
The Lithuanian Firefox downloads are indicative of the huge surge in IT technology usage in Lithuania in recent times. Lithuania is second in the world for mobile phone penetration, with about 5 million subscribers out of a population of
Prime Minister Kirkilas meeting members of the Internet Governance Forum
secretariat. Photo courtesy www.lrv.lt
Lithuania is now planning to host the world Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in 2010. The IGF has been established to support the United Nations with issues regarding internet governance. The first IGF meeting was held in Athens, Greece, in 2006. This year it will held in India.
Another high-tech success story for Lithuania is in the area of scientific lasers, in which Lithuania has captured about 10% of the world market. In some sectors Lithuania supplies more than 50% of this market. Lithuania’s expertise is in the area of picosecond and femtosecond lasers and Lithuanian firms are now expanding into the industrial area market as well.
www.balsas.lt 19,20/06/08, www.spreadfirefox.com, www.veidas.lt 21/04/08
www.delfi.lt 15/05/08, www.lrytas.lt 18/04/08, www.lzinios.lt 28/04/08