Romanian telecommunications authority’s president Sorin Grindeanu said bringing Romania in the first line of countries that adopt 5G is the authority’s priority as well as his own, writes local paper Ziarul Financiar.
Grindeanu said Romania needs to be an early 5G adopter not just because the new generation of communications networks will lead to an explosion in the use of technologies such as AI or IoT but also because once created, this infrastructure can help reduce the disparities between rural and urban areas.
Technology can make possible progress and development in the country even though Romania is dealing with lots of problems such as poor transport infrastructure, he said.
At the beginning of August, Ancom said it will finalise the 5G spectrum auction no later than December 2019. During the auction, Ancom will award frequency usage rights in the 700 MHz band and other bands envisaged for the provision of fixed and mobile communications over 5G technology.