In a surprising move Russian President Vladimir Putin refused to grant the frequencies widely used for 5G networks to domestic telecommunication networks operators and decided to reserve these frequencies for the military and intelligence services.
Despite the increasingly unstable political environment, the CSE witnessed an upsurge in overall deal value of 12.5 per cent year on year reaching a total value of the EUR80.5bn in 2018, according to the latest report on M&A published by the law firm CMS.
By the year 2025, up to 80 per cent of Russia’s population will have access to the internet via the 5th generation wireless network (5G), according to a recent Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) report.
Poland doesn't differ very much from Western Europe in terms of state ownership of enterprises and the degree of regulatory interference. The country is more ”statist” than the United States and Great Britain, but less than France or Germany.
Poland is late with the construction of three regional broadband networks. The country is in danger of losing PLN600m subsidies from EU. More than 100 such projects are being implemented. A project in Romania is also at risk, while Lithuania fared very well.