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VEF is founded
The VEF National Electronics Factory is founded, and begins manufacturing consumer electronics. Photo: VEF History Museum.
VEF begins to manufacture telephones
By the '60s, the VEF factory is producing 5 phones every minute. Photo: VEF History Museum.
VEF manufactures its first plane
The dual-engined VEF JDA 10M is launched, the first of 33 plane models created between 1935-1942. Photo: VEF History Museum.
World's smallest camera is launched
The Minox was the first microscopic camera that produced sharp images photographed from a 20cm distance. This became a choice spy camera for intelligence communities. Photo: VEF History Museum.
VEF manufactures bobsleigh sleighs
VEF's begins to manufacture bobsleigh sleighs that later win the World Championships and Olympics.
VEF co-founds LMT
In co-operation with partners, VEF cofound LMT, the first to offer mobile communication services and join the GSMA association in Latvia.
GSM, M2M and telemetry launched in Latvia
The GSM system begins operations in Latvia with devices supplied by NOKIA. Meanwhile meteorological sensors send data on road iciness and temprerature changes via SMS to the Latvian State Roads institution.
First mobile banking system enabled
LMT in collaboration with Swedish Hansa Bank implement the first mobile banking system. LMT clients could receive data about their bank account through their mobile phones.
First Baltic mobile operator to be ISO certified
LMT was the first mobile operator in the Baltic countries to receive the ISO 9001:2000 quality certificate, indicating that the company meets internationally recognized quality standards.
3G network is launched
The 3G network is made available to LMT mobile customers.
Mobile TV is introduced
LMT clients are able to watch both streamed and previously recorded content on their mobile devices.
The first 4G test is performed
The first test of the 4G mobile network is performed.
Flatrate for voice calls introduced
LMT implements the first flat rate for unlimited voice calls.
Flatrate for mobile broadband introduced
LMT offers unlimited broadband for a flat rate in the LTE 4G network
Unlimited data for smartphones
The introduction of unlimited mobile data for smartphones.
Testing begins for mobile-only smart TV
The Android-based mobile-only smart TV product begins testing on the 4G network.
Self-driving auto test
LMT demonstrates the first test of the self-driving automobile system.
First 5G network test & high-altitude internet tests
The 5G network is tested for the first time on Sept. 27, and internet is launched 15km high into the atmosphere to provide the first high-altitude internet test.