Rising energy bills to delay 5G rollout in Europe, Vodafone exec says
18 September, 2022, 1:02 am
MILAN (Reuters) – Skyrocketing energy bills will likely force European telecoms operators to delay plans for 5G rollout, the head of Vodafone Italian operations said on Friday. “To pay energy bills, I don’t see other solutions but to postpone investments,” Aldo Bisio said during an industry event.
Europe lags behind the United States and Asia in fifth-generation mobile network rollout.
Bisio warned that higher energy costs leading to a delay in investments would further widen the gap.