Romania to get new wireless broadband network

3 Jun 2008

Romania’s telecoms regulator ANRCTI has published the draft terms of reference for awarding a wireless broadband licence in the 410MHz-425MHz band. The licence calls for the rollout of voice services plus data connections with download speeds of at least 128kbps and additional services such as push-to-talk. The deadline for the submission of offers is 4 August, with the winner to be announced by 8 September. The licence will cost EUR1.08 million (USD1.67 million) up front, with an annual fee for spectrum usage. The winning bidder must have achieved broadband coverage of 55% of the country by the end of 2013, and this must include at least 100 towns with fewer than 50,000 inhabitants.