5G connectivity along the Greece — Bulgaria and Bulgaria — Serbia transport corridors is being built with EU funds

5G connectivity along the trans-European transport corridor Orient/East-Mediterranean will be built with the implementation of two Bulgarian projects. They received funding from the Connecting Europe Facility, for which the Ministry of Transport and Communications is the coordinator for Bulgaria.

More than EUR 3.36 million have been approved for the construction of 5G infrastructure along the cross-border corridor Sofia — border with Serbia. They are for the deployment of 5G infrastructure. This will help connect border regions and ensure continuity of services at border crossings. The company Cetin Bulgaria and the Technical University of Sofia will build continuous 5G connectivity in the Sofia — Dimitrovgrad, Serbia direction, which is part of the core network of the Orient-East-Mediterranean corridor in the Sofia — Kalotina — Belgrade part.

The second project (5G SEAGUL) is for 5G connectivity along the Bulgaria — Greece cross-border transport corridor. It will be implemented by a consortium, which includes A1 Bulgaria. The other partners are the Greek companies Wings and Cosmote. The European funding for the Bulgarian participant is EUR 2.21 million. The project aims to deploy and upgrade 5G on the transport networks of the Greek and Bulgarian highways to support connected and automated mobility services. There will be high-speed internet along 300 km of highway on the Greek side and 173 km on Bulgarian territory. The border crossing between Greece and Bulgaria will be widely covered to ensure optimal network connectivity and roaming. The project implementation period is 36 months.