EU4Digital: Eastern partners to finalise roaming and spectrum agreements by December

EU4Digital: Eastern partners to finalise roaming and spectrum agreements by December

September 27, 2021

Representatives from the six Eastern partner countries have expressed their commitment to take all necessary steps at national level to have both the Regional Roaming Agreement and the Regional Spectrum Agreement ready for signature in December 2021. 

The commitment was made at a stakeholders’ forum on both agreements organised on 23 September by the Eastern Partnership telecom regulators network EaPeReg and attended by relevant organisations from all six partner countries.

Both agreements are key priorities of the EU4Digital initiative. The Regional Roaming Agreement is expected to bring the price of roaming in the Eastern partner countries down by almost 90% within five years, with an overall positive impact estimated at €4.6 million. The Regional Spectrum Agreement will make it possible to harmonise key frequency bands for the development of 5G technology in the Eastern Partnership region, accelerating the deployment of high speed mobile technologies in the partner countries.

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