One Montenegro claims record 5G transfer rate in testing

13 May 2022

Following deployment of its first 5G base transceiver station (BTS) in the capital Podgorica last week, mobile network operator (MNO) One Montenegro (formerly Telenor Montenegro) claims to have achieved a data transfer rate of over 1.6Gbps during testing – said to be the fastest 5G speed recorded in the country to date.

‘One is building a network for the future, which will provide much more than dizzying speeds – it will enable further development of supporting industries and start a completely new era of interconnected devices,’ commented Branko Mitrovic, who thanked the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (EKIP) for authorising the temporary use of 3.6GHz spectrum for testing. With the support of its new owner, Hungary’s 4iG, Mitrovic also reiterated One remains committed to accelerating investment in 5G networks and will bid for additional frequency resources during EKIP’s multi-band auction scheduled for the second half of the year.