The auction for 5G licences in Romania will officially start this Wednesday, September 14.
According to Ziarul Financiar, final discussions will take place between the regulator ANCOM and main bidders, expected to be Orange, Vodafone, RCS&RDS (Digi) and Telekom Mobile.
It adds that the sale of the 25-year licences is the largest auction organised by the Romanian state this autumn and the bidders are expected to come up with around €2 billion for the licences and network development over the next 3-4 years.
As previously reported by Broadband TV News, ANCOM has made a number of important concessions ahead of the start of the auction.
These include maintaining the starting price at €693 million, extending the validity of the licences from 20 to 25 years and reducing the annual fee for the use of the radio spectrum by 30%.