Albania, Kosovo agree to build a 5G corridor

TTimes
By TTimes October 10, 2020 11:17

Albania, Kosovo agree to build a 5G corridor

TIRANA, Albania - Albania and Kosovo have agreed to create a Pristina-Tirana “digital 5G corridor” that will cover the Ibrahim Rugova highway, which runs from Kosovo to the border with Albania. The agreement, alongside 4 others was signed two weeks ago at the joint Cabinets’ meeting of both countries. They have agreed that the first step will be the cooperation in drafting policies for the development of the 5G network.

Both countries have yet to install and use the 5G network. 

In early September, Serbia and Kosovo signed a list of commitments at the White House called economic normalization agreement, one of which pledged that both would prohibit the use of 5G equipment from “untrusted vendors,” as well as remove equipment from these vendors if it is already in place, not naming China or Huawei by name though that was openly hinted.

During his visit to Tirana last week, Undersecretary Krach commended Albania for joining the Clean Network and the Clean Path and generally for standing on the side of the USA and other European partners when it comes to the issue of 5G security. Krach also mentioned ONE, a telecommunication company in Albania as an example in the field. Earlier this year, one of the service providers in Albania, Telekom Albania selected the Swedish Ericsson as the sole supplier to modernize its radio and core networks.

TTimes
By TTimes October 10, 2020 11:17