Digital Nomad News: Fiber Optic and 5G Internet in Playa and Bulgaria | Kristin Wilson

Today in Digital Nomad News: Fiber Optic Internet is Coming to Playa del Carmen and 5G Launches in Bulgaria


1. Fiber Optic Internet in Playa: Up to 100% Coverage Expected

The Mayan Riviera of Cancun to Playa del Carmen is a great place for digital nomads, and the site of the most recent Nomad Summit, but more good news is on the way! 

Three companies are investing nearly $100 million to bring fiber optic connectivity to the entire region of Quintana Roo. 

Local officials say that digital nomads and coworking spaces helped inspire the investment in infrastructure! 

2. 5G Coming to Bulgaria: Telenor Tests the First 5G Network

Bulgaria is about to become and even more appealing destination for digital nomads, due to Telenor’s first 5G network - coming in Q3 of 2019.

According to the EU,  all member states must have at least one city with 5G connectivity by 2020. By 2025, all urban areas, major roads and railways must have uninterrupted 5G coverage.

It’s unclear yet in which area of the country the test will take place, but you can learn more about the digital nomad lifestyle in Johnny’s and Kristin’s videos about living and working in Bansko. 

3. Top 10 Industries for Remote Jobs: New Virtual Vocations Report

Virtual Vocations has released their list of the Best Remote Work Industries of 2019. 

Find out the Top 10 Industries to find remote jobs in today’s episode of Digital Nomad News!

Watch Episode 11 of Digital Nomad News below: 

About: Digital Nomad News is a weekly news show covering trends in technology, remote work, and travel. It’s hosted by Kristin Wilson, a Nomad Summit speaker and digital nomad travel and relocation specialist. 

If you have a news tip, send it over to hello [at] travelingwithkristin.com or e-mail the Nomad Summit team. 

Alexandra Kozma

Alexandra attended the Nomad Summit Conference in January 2017 for the first time, when the term "digital nomad" was still new to her and she didn't even know who Tim Ferris was. The Nomad Summit and living in Chiang Mai flipped her world upside down. She's now helping people become digital nomads by co-organizing the Nomad Summit conference, blogging about the digital nomad lifestyle in Hungarian and sharing her travels on Instagram @alexandrakozma She's the creator of the Morning Mindset journal.

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