Besides already supplying 3.8 million Austrians with 5G, it has acquired spectrum in Slovenia for €42.4 million and s been awarded the main 5G licence in Bulgaria in the 3.6 GHz spectrum for €2.4 million.
According to Alejandro Plater, COO of A1 Telekom Austria Group, “the potential of digital technologies for sustainable positive future opportunities continues to be the focus of the A1 Telekom Austria Group’s corporate strategy. The enormous importance of system-critical digital infrastructure such as that of the A1 Telekom Austria Group for economic and social development has not only been known since the Covid-19 crisis. All the more reason for us to push ahead with our 5G rollout plans, to guarantee future-proof top-class network infrastructure”.
Commenting on its plans for Slovenia, Dejan Turk, CEO Cluster Serbia & Slovenia, said: “By acquiring the spectrum, A1 Slovenia will be able to further enhance and expand the user experience for existing and future customers. Users can look forward to enhanced, 5G-based, ultra-fast, reliable and low-latency services for residential and business customers. The rollout and further development of the powerful A1 network will support the digitalization of Slovenian society, which will benefit in the future from exciting new services such as autonomous driving, e-health, cloud gaming and the development towards Industry 4.0”.
Meanwhile, Alexander Dimitrov, CEO of A1 Bulgaria, said about the Bulgarian auction: “We took another important step towards the introduction of 5G in Bulgaria. As a technology leader, we have the best set-up network infrastructure for 5G commercial mobile services. With this investment, we guaranteed our customers first-class commercial 5G services starting with the first 5G mobile tariff in the country, which A1 Bulgaria launched just a week after we won the tender. We are on the threshold of a new era in telecommunications, providing all the advantages and benefits”.