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.
(Reporting by Elvira Pollina, editing by Gianluca Semeraro, Valentina Za)