Romania’s Ministry of Communications & Information Society (MCSI) has announced the completion of Lot 5 of the ‘Ro-Net’ project to extend broadband infrastructure in disadvantaged areas. Lot 5 is the second of seven sections to be completed following Lot 1 in May this year and includes a total of 96 locations in the counties of Dolj (30), Valcea (38), Mehedinti (26) and Gorj (2), consisting of 20,747 households and about 55,457 potential customers for internet, television and landline services. Once completed, the infrastructure is opened up to any operator wishing to provide services.
Construction of the RON377.83 million (USD87.63 million) national ‘Ro-Net’ broadband network, which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, began in August 2014 and was originally expected to be finished by the end of 2015. However, following a series of disputes and delays, work is now expected to be completed in late 2019.