Poland’s Ministry of Digital Affairs (Ministerstwo Cyfryzacji) has opened a public consultation into its newly-published ‘5G Strategy for Poland’ document. The plan calls for a commercial 5G mobile network to be live in at least one Polish city by the end of 2020 and all cities and transport routes to be covered by 2025. Authorities are looking to allocate spectrum in the 700MHz band in 2020, with frequencies in the 3400MHz-3800MHz and 26GHz ranges to be distributed in 2021.
The Ministry is also aiming to make it simpler for operators to gain permission for building network infrastructure such as masts, and ease some of the restrictions on electromagnetic emissions to allow for greater network optimisation. Comments on the document are being accepted until 11 February.