The Romanian regulator ANCOM has requested opinions on the future use of the 26 GHz band in the provision of broadband electronic communications services in the country.
In a statement, it said that is “seeking to obtain significant information from the electronic communications market and civil society regarding to the existence or non-existence of a definite interest” in providing such services. It went on to say that it is seeking to find if there is specific interest in the 26 GHz band for the periods 2023-25 (short term) and 2026-28 (medium-term).
ANCOM also pointed out that the 26 GHz band is made up of three other independent frequency bands, very different in terms of their history of use and how they are regulated, both internationally and regionally, as well as nationally. These are 24.25-24.5 GHz, 24.5-26.5 GHz and 26.5-27.5 GHz, with the first being licensed to Orange Romania, Vodafone Romania and Radiocommunications.