Romania’s 5G auction will not go ahead in 2019

31 Oct 2019

Romania’s Minister of Communications, Transport and Infrastructure, Lucian Bode, has informed a parliamentary committee that the country’s 5G spectrum auction will not proceed as planned in 2019, reports local news site Economica. Romania’s National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) had previously indicated that it expected 5G licences in the 700MHz, 800MHz, 1500MHz, 2600MHz and 3400MHz-3800MHz frequency bands to be awarded by the end of 2019. However, the body’s vice president, Eduard Lovin, recently warned that legislation to set frequency prices at an appropriate level was still required before the auction, which is expected to raise EUR500 million (USD560 million), could proceed.