Orange Polska to begin 5G testing next year

20 Mar 2018

Polish fixed and mobile operator Orange Polska plans to begin testing 5G technology in 2019, with a view to a commercial launch in 2020-2021. The firm says that the key factor for ensuring the success of future 5G services is the ‘availability of appropriate bandwidth resources’, including spectrum in the 3.6GHz-3.8GHz band. Orange adds that it is working to expand and upgrade its national fibre-optic infrastructure to enable it to provide sufficient capacity to support 5G usage. It claims that fibre links with very high capacity are already available in over 80 cities across Poland.