Burgas is among the top performing cities in Bulgaria when it comes to the length of the municipal optical network. An indicator which enables the seaside city to become the first 5G city in the country with full network coverage. This emerged after a meeting between Burgas Mayor Dimitar Nikolov and Radosvet Radev – Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) President – on 18 August 2020. On its part, BIA will commit to help with contacts and consulting assistance in the building of an IT hub to develop the new 5G network in the city.
As the world is growing more connected than ever, the need for a timely exchange of information can only be met if there is an appropriate technological infrastructure. The new-generation network is more than necessary today and, according to the European Union plan to implement fifth-generation networks, each Member State should have at least one city with 5G coverage by the end of 2020.