Play introduces HSPA+ as ‘4G’

26 Jan 2011

Polish wireless network operator P4, which markets its services under the Play brand, has announced the addition of UMTS 900MHz base stations to its 3G network, which it says will help it to increase coverage to 60% of territory and 80% of the population by April. Around 300 900MHz base stations are reported by www.telepolis.pl to be currently operational, with the number expected to increase to around 600 by the end of June. The new infrastructure, which is HSPA+ capable, will ultimately offer download speeds of up to 21Mbps, and is being marketed by Play as ‘4G’, on the

basis that descriptions such as UMTS and HSPA+ are ‘too complicated’.

Poland, Play (P4)