Romanian Networks Start Switching Radio Frequencies
Published on: 1st Apr 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
Romania's mobile networks have started migrating their networks to the radio spectrum they won in a 2012 auction held by the regulator Ancom.
The licences for the use of these frequency bands allotted by Ancom to the four mobile operators (Cosmote, Orange Romania, RCS&RDS, Vodafone Romania) are entering into force on 6 April 2014 and are valid through 5 April 2029.
Prior to the entry into force of these licences, the operators are performing technical interventions on their networks, required to ensure the transition to the spectrum resources awarded in the 2012 auction, according to common migration plans.
The actual switch-over will take place during the night of 31 March - 1 April, between 00.00 and 4.00 hours for the 1800MHz band, whereas the date for the 900 MHz switch-over will be established later this week and will be duly announced.
The hour interval chosen is one during which the operators usually register the lowest traffic. Within the transition process, signal loss, busy tone or other technical errors similar to those occurred during routine maintenance works may happen for short intervals.