4iG Group Buying 5G Frequencies in Montenegro
One Montenegro, a member of the 4iG Group, has acquired resources for the implementation of 5G mobile network of high performance and capacity, following a spectrum auction organized by the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (EKIP) in Montenegro.
The radio frequencies acquired for a 15-year period by One are in the 700 MHz and 3,600 MHz. According to the press release, the frequencies have been secured for nearly three million euros. With the already existing and newly acquired frequencies, One can switch to gigabit speed throughout the country.
“Acquiring of 5G spectrum licenses in Montenegro is another important step towards further investments in infrastructure and future technology in the region. We are committed to the development of 5G network in Montenegro and the Western Balkan region," said Péter Fekete, group CEO of 4iG.
One Montenegro was the only operator in 2021 investing in the 2,600 MHz TDD band, which is also 5G oriented.
Within the framework of the recent auction, One has successfully acquired 2x10 MHz in the 700 MHz band, which is primarily intended for better geographic coverage and 120 MHz on the 3600 MHz spectrum, which provides large capacities of data traffic. In the following days, One will issue a request to the EKIP for additional 20 MHz in the 3,600 MHz band on which the company has unique rights due to the spectrum position that is also secured through the auction process.
“After investing in the spectrum licenses and completing our developments, we can provide quality 5G plans for consumers, administration, and businesses. We are still striving to speed up digital transformation, and develop a higher level of smart solutions, ultimately empowering a new chapter of digitalization in Montenegro," said the CEO of One, Branko Mitrović.
Earlier this year One launched a commercial 5G network for all its users in Podgorica, Tivat, Bijelo Polje, Cetinje, and Nikšić.
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