Max Bulgaria to use additional frequencies to achieve higher speeds in its 4G LTE network

Max Telecom announced it will pay on time all its financial obligations concerning the acquired 2×10 MHz spectrum in the 1800 MHz to the telecommunications authority CRC.

Bulgarian MNO Max said it will receive additional frequencies in the 1800 MHz range as it intends to achieve higher speeds in its 4G LTE network.

The company intends to use the additional frequencies to achieve up to 110/50 Mbps speeds in its 4G/LTE network. Max launched the first commercially available 4G/LTE network in Bulgaria in May 2014.

Max said it has paid more than BGN 2 million to CRC for its 2×10 MHz spectrum in the 1800 MHz. Of these, BGN 1.5 million cover fees for having the right to use the spectrum over the past half year. The remaining more than BGN 0.5 million has to be paid in the next quarter.

Last month, the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) opened a procedure to revoke the operator’s licence, claiming it had not paid fees amounting to BGN1.5 million for the use of these frequencies.

In 2016, it plans to launch a standard voice service with national coverage.