These initiatives, integral to the trans-European transport corridor Orient/East-Mediterranean, have secured substantial funding from the Connecting Europe Facility, signifying a pivotal step toward enhanced cross-border communication
These initiatives, integral to the trans-European transport corridor Orient/East-Mediterranean, have secured substantial funding from the Connecting Europe Facility, signifying a pivotal step toward enhanced cross-border communication

In a bid to usher in a new era of seamless connectivity, Bulgaria is gearing up for a substantial technological upgrade along its borders through two groundbreaking 5G connectivity projects.

These initiatives, integral to the trans-European transport corridor Orient/East-Mediterranean, have secured substantial funding from the Connecting Europe Facility, signifying a pivotal step toward enhanced cross-border communication.

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The Transport and Communications Ministry, at the helm of these transformative projects, recently revealed detailed plans to implement two robust 5G infrastructures.

The first of these ambitious ventures involves the establishment of cutting-edge 5G networks along the vital Sofia-Serbia border corridor. Simultaneously, the second initiative, 5G SEAGUL, is set to bolster 5G connectivity along the Bulgaria-Greece transport corridor.

Both projects aim to redefine connectivity across borders and highways, promising a future of uninterrupted services. A significant financial injection, totalling over EUR 3.36 million, has been allocated to the Sofia-Serbia border corridor project.

This initiative, led by Cetin Bulgaria and Sofia Technical University, is poised to fortify 5G connectivity along the core network of the Orient-East-Mediterranean corridor.

The substantial investment underscores the commitment to linking regions and ensuring uninterrupted services for residents and travellers alike.

Concurrently, the 5G SEAGUL project, with a funding of EUR 2.21 million, is set to revolutionize 5G deployment along Greek and Bulgarian highways.

A collaborative effort between A1 Bulgaria, Wings, and Cosmote, this endeavour aims to upgrade networks, fostering connected and automated mobility services.

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Covering a combined stretch of 300 km of Greek highways and 173 km across Bulgarian territories, the project promises high-speed internet and significantly improved connectivity.

The impact of these visionary projects extends beyond the sheer expanse of kilometres covered. With a targeted completion timeline of 36 months, these infrastructures are expected to bring about a substantial technological leap for the region.

By ensuring optimal network coverage at critical border crossings, Bulgaria is poised to elevate network connectivity and roaming experiences for residents, businesses, and international travellers.

As Bulgaria embraces these two major 5G connectivity projects, the nation takes a decisive stride toward a future where borders pose no barriers to communication, connectivity, and progress.

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The initiatives underscore Bulgaria’s commitment to technological advancement and position the country as a critical player in the evolving landscape of European connectivity.

 

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