T-Mobile Poland has launched what it says is the country’s first 5G network, in the city of Warsaw. The pre-commercial network, which is based on 5G New Radio technology, currently incorporates five base stations in the city centre, utilising 100MHz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz band, which the cellco is using under a trial permit. The firm, which is working with Chinese equipment vendor Huawei, says it plans to expand network coverage to additional cities in the coming months.
According to T-Mobile’s press release, devices providing access to the network have been distributed to selected partners, so they can be used in order to develop new business solutions and products, which will be eventually offered on the mass market.
Andreas Maierhofer, CEO of T-Mobile Poland, commented: ‘It’s noteworthy that the installation we have launched today is not just an isolated test of our technology, but an actual fully-fledged network of the fifth generation, which we will gradually expand and spread to other cities, to ultimately cover the entire country.’ T-Mobile Poland is part of Germany’s Deutsche Telekom group.