Bosnia govt approves roaming price cut and 4G licences 🇧🇦

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The Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina has established a proposal for an agreement to reduce prices of roaming services in public mobile communications networks in the Western Balkans region. The Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina also has adopted a decision on the introduction of 4G mobile networks. The aim is to have full 4G coverage within five years and 60 percent of the inhabited territory covered in a year.

The communications regulator will issue 15-year spectrum licences to operators at a cost of BAM 17.5 million, payable in five equal installments from 2019 to 2023.

As announced, the proposal of the agreement will be immediately submitted to the BiH Presidency, and Deputy Minister of Communications and Transport is proposed for BiH signatories.

This agreement will come into force on 1 July 2019, when the prices of roaming services in the countries of the region will gradually decrease, and in 2021, full abolition is planned.

The Council of Ministers, at the proposal of the Communications Regulatory Agency, issued a Decision on licenses to use the radio frequency spectrum to provide services through mobile access systems.

This decision makes it virtually possible to introduce the 4G network in BiH, and mobile operators are committed to improving their services, which include better service and coverage of the territory and road communications in BiH.

The agreement will be signed during the Digital Summit, which will be held in early April 2019 in Belgrade.

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