Crnogorski Telekom installs first 5G base stations ahead of testing

1 Jun 2021

Crnogorski Telekom (CT) has announced the installation of the first 5G base stations in several cities in Montenegro in preparation for 5G testing in real conditions using available 2100MHz frequency spectrum. The tests are being prepared in partnership with hardware provider Ericsson Nikola Tesla and in consultation with telecoms watchdog the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (EKIP). ‘Technology is evolving so fast that the time of application and acceptance of new technologies must be drastically reduced if we do not want to lose pace with the world as a country and society,’ said Crnogorski Telekom CEO Dina Cibulskaja, stressing the important role 5G will play in economic development.

With a view to enabling the deployment of 5G mobile services by mid-2022, EKIP plans to auction spectrum in the 700MHz (694MHz-790MHz), 3.5GHz (3400MHz-3800MHz) and 26GHz (26.5GHz-27.5GHz) bands in the second half of 2021, with appropriate approvals granted at the end of the year or early 2022.