Polish cellco Polkomtel is increasing its mobile broadband coverage and capacity to provide its subscribers with improved mobile internet and multimedia services. Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) will extend and modernise Polkomtel’s 3G/HSPA network to make it smartphone friendly and prepare it for the next generation of mobile broadband. The improvements will ensure the network is better able to efficiently handle the data surge sparked by the growing number high-speed data customers as well as that of smart devices. ‘To maintain our leadership in providing valuable new services to Polish subscribers, we have decided to upgrade our network for higher speeds and more capacity,’ said Miguel Marin, chief technology officer at Polkomtel. ‘This upgrade will not only prepare our network to handle new technologies like HSPA+, but will also help us benefit from the lower energy consumption, and signalling efficiencies of Nokia Siemens Networks’ smartphone friendly technology.’
Polkomtel claims the highest 3G coverage in Poland: its high speed HSDPA technology is available in 1,800 localities in districts covering 60% of Poland’s population, while the fastest technology of HSPA+, enabling speeds of up to 21Mbps, is available in eleven cities.