ANCOM proposes extending 2100MHz band licences to 2031

2 Jan 2020

Romania’s National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has proposed extending the validity of four existing licences in the 2100MHz band until 31 December 2031. The regulator has proposed a fee equivalent to EUR30 million (USD33.6 million) to extend the licences held by Orange and Vodafone, which expire in March 2020, whereas RCS&RDS and Telekom Romania Mobile Communications would pay EUR25 million to extend their licences beyond January 2022. The consultation will close on 17 January 2020. Orange, Vodafone and Telekom Romania currently use the 2100MHz band for the provision of 3G networks and services, while RCS&RDS uses it for both 3G and 4G.