How Moldova is preparing for an internet war

The European Union has given the green light to Moldova to start construction on a network of fibre-optic cable networks.

The Moldovan parliament voted on Tuesday to approve the measures, which are aimed at easing congestion and boosting internet speeds.

The measures will see the country’s telecommunications regulator and a telecoms company run the project, which is due to be completed by 2020.

“We will build these fibre-coaxial (fibre) cables from the ground up, which will be a new kind of telecommunications infrastructure,” said Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikola Vrbanov, who is leading the project.

Moldova is one of the countries that is in the process of privatising telecommunications.

The country’s new government announced earlier this month that the country will start privatising its telecommunications sector by 2024.

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