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ELMAR-21 on New Possibilities brought by 5G Technology

HAKOM actively participated in the conference where the experiences were presented regarding  the public auction procedure of RF spectrum for 5G.
ZAGREB, 14 September 2021 – Within the scope of the 63 rd International ELMAR-2021 symposium at Hotel Donat Zadar on Monday (13 September), in cooperation with the European Broadcasting Union, Digital signals and networks (OIV) and ELMAR the experts from the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM) participated in the work of the specialised section on “5G Technology Brings New Opportunities”. Branka Zovko-Cihlar (FER), Tigran Vržina, OiV Technical Advisor General and Miran Gosta, Executive Director at HAKOM held the opening speech.
 One of the main strategic objectives of HAKOM, while protecting users and protecting competition, is the promotion of innovation and investment. We recently allocated the spectrum for 5G, which was a direct incentive for gigabyte speeds that are now available in Croatia. However, in addition to high speeds, a much larger number of devices can be connected via 5G, which is particularly important for the Internet of Things (IoT). 5G network enables mass machine-type communication, as well as critical machine type communication, said Gosta in his speech.
One of the leading European experts in the field of the construction of special service networks, providing the new business models, Darko Ratkaj from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), held a lecture on “A possibility of building special and private networks based on 5G technology”. Krešimir Mazor (HAKOM) held a presentation on the “Allocation of 5G RF spectrum in the Republic of Croatia”. The presentation gives an overview of the already allocated RF spectrum for public mobile communications networks and an overview of the RF spectrum allocated at the national and regional level by a recent electronic public auction procedure. Public Auction Rules have been elaborated in detail, providing the conditions for participation in the procedure, initial RF spectrum prices and obligations for licence holders for the use of the said RF spectrum. The results of the public auction procedure conducted recently by HAKOM were presented in CONCLUSION.
Andrej Skenderović (OIV) held a lecture on the topic  “OIV - 5G Private Networks and Broadcasting” while Sadko Mandžuka from the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences at the University of Zagreb, held the lecture on” Importance of 5G technology in the field of traffic and transportation.

In addition, the International symposium ELMAR-2021 is the oldest conference in Europe, which has been gathering the prominent international experts for 63 years. This year's scientific programme includes a series of lectures and presentations of accepted scientific articles, reviewed by two independent reviewers, published in the collection of papers and indexed in prestigious international bibliographic databases. A series of meetings, panel discussions and workshops was held during the conference, which were partly through videoconferencing due to limited travels. You can find more information about the conference on the following link.

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Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM)

  • Roberta Frangeša-Mihanovića 9 Street
  • 10110 Zagreb, Croatia
  • Tel. + 385 (0) 1 700 70 07
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About Hakom

HAKOM - Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries – ensures preconditions for a fair market competition, stable growth and environment for innovations in the electronic communications and postal services market. HAKOM protects users’ interests and the possibility of choice among various communications and postal services at affordable prices, defines sustainable competitive conditions for operators and service providers under fair conditions for return on investment, and provides support to economic growth, public services and the quality of life in the Republic of Croatia by using modern technologies. HAKOM’ strategic goals are: to promote regulation of the electronic communications and postal services market, to support growth of investments and innovations in the electronic communications and postal services market, to provide efficient use of limited resources, to accelerate the growth of broadband products and services, to provide affordable offers of communications and postal services, to provide protection and informing of users, to build an efficient and comprehensive information system, to define and implement efficient processes, and to acquire multi-disciplinary expertise in market regulation.