Orange Polska completes network upgrade

25 Sep 2014

The Polish cellular and fixed line operator Orange Polska has announced the completion of a two-and-a-half year mobile network modernisation and expansion project which has seen it take its total number of base stations to over 10,000, which is 60% more than when the investment programme began. The firm has also deployed new technologies such as high definition (HD) voice and Long Term Evolution (LTE), with 58% of the population, or 22 million people, in 1,440 cities and towns able to access its 4G services. 3G and 4G mobile broadband access is currently available to 98% of the population, with this figure set to hit 99% within the next few weeks, the company said in a statement. Meanwhile, the Orange Free Wi-Fi project now incorporates some 400,000 free Wi-Fi locations across the country, while there are also 70 commercial paid-for hotspots. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Orange Polska sits in second place in Poland’s mobile market, with 27.2% of all subscribers and just behind market leader T-Mobile.