Telecommunications company Telenor Bulgaria, part of Dutch-registered PPF Group, said on Friday that it has scheduled the commercial nationwide launch of its 5G service for June 10.
By the summer the 5G network will cover the major cities in Bulgaria, as well as the main seaside resorts, Telenor Bulgaria said in a statement adding that it will continue to widen its coverage and add new locations.
Telenor’s goal is to become a market leader in terms of 5G coverage and network experience by the middle of 2022, according to the statement.
"Telenor's ultimate goal is to launch its 5G network with a fully built ecosystem consisting of all must-have elements to enable its customers with 5G experience and top-notch quality in a meaningful way," the company noted.
Earlier this month, Bulgaria's communications regulator awarded 20-year 5G frequency licences with national coverage to the three main telecommunication companies operating in the country - A1 Bulgaria, Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC), operating under the Vivacom brand, and Telenor Bulgaria. Telenor Bulgaria was awarded a licence for a 3500-3600 MHz band for a proposed price of 4.1 million levs ($2.5 million/2.1 million euro).
Telenor Bulgaria offers digital services, mobile technologies, and entertainment solutions to over 3 million customers.