A public consultation process regarding the granting of rights to use the radio frequency spectrum (700 MHz, 3.6 GHz, 26 GHz) for 5G broadband licenses was recently concluded at the Office of the Commissioner for Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation.

The new 5G technology will not replace the existing 4G technology, but rather complement it, increasing internet speeds from 10 to 100 times. That would mean users could download a high-resolution movie within minutes or seconds.

Essentially 5G is the next generation of mobile internet connectivity promising much faster data download and upload speeds, wider coverage, and more stable connections.

The intention of the Department of Electronic Communications is to hold a tender, in March 2020, to award the spectrum available on the 700 MHz and 3.6 GHz bandwidths.

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