Branko Mitrović, Telenor Montenegro General Manager

5g – A Chance For Innovative Montenegro

We at Telenor share Montenegro’s vision for the development of the digital economy and innovation, and we believe that the technology of the future can make Montenegro a centre of innovation at the global level

Montenegro needs to improve the regulatory framework that will support digital business and digital solutions, as well as providing incentives for the early application of new technology. It will otherwise be very difficult, in such a small market, to provide the investments required to develop and implement 5G technology, as well as to attract new investors who will establish companies in Montenegro on the basis of this technology – says Telenor Montenegro General Manager Branko Mitrović.

“We at Telenor share Montenegro’s vision for the development of the digital economy and innovation, and we believe that the technology of the future can make Montenegro a centre of innovation at the global level. We hope that Montenegro’s competent state authorities understand what 5G technology will bring in the future and that they will be ready to properly support the process of successful implementation. This is a big technological leap, both for telecommunication companies and for the economy of Montenegro as a whole.

This process, in addition to implementation itself, requires the accelerated digitalisation of the society, market and industrial applications, mass application of the Internet of Things and, of course, new devices that support 5G. That’s why we need to work on improving the regulatory framework that will support digital business and digital solutions and provide incentives for early application of technology. A predictable and transparent regulatory framework is an important business factor for any foreign investor, but also for attracting new ones. This is a field in which we are working intensively with the Montenegrin Foreign Investors’ Council, through continuous and open dialogue with the state and other bodies, in order to ensure a stimulating investment climate for business.

We take this opportunity to thank the Council for its excellent support in eliminating obstacles to doing business and improving the regulatory framework, all with the aim of enabling the electronic communications sector to provide a greater contribution to the development of the economy and society as a whole.

Telenor has won the prestigious “Best in test” award for the second consecutive year, as the best network in Montenegro according to an independent comparison of the quality of networks operating in the country. What does this mean for your company and your clients?

– This significant recognition is the result of Telenor’s long-term investments and direction to provide customers with a superior experience in the use of mobile services. A stable and reliable network that has a sufficient capacity to support growing mobile and internet traffic is constantly at the top of the company’s priorities. And this work of ours paid off, because we improved the values on UMLAUT’s comparison of mobile networks by as much as 30 points compared to last year.

This award is also important for Montenegro, because it provides confirmation that the quality of the service that we provide is in the top 20% of world telecommunications leaders.

What do you expect in 2022; will it bring us something new to the telecommunications industry?

– Global trends for next year indicate that work will be intensified on the introduction of 5G technology, the further development of the Internet of Things and the development of services based on Artificial Intelligence. We have developed our strategy in that direction, so we will cooperate with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering during the commissioning of our 5G network in Montenegro.

We are additionally undertaking a number of important activities in order to strengthen and improve the IT sector in Montenegro, because it is through the development of IT experts that we best contribute to the growth of the Montenegrin economy.

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