Polish Senate approves delay to 700MHz switchover

1 Mar 2019

The Polish Senate has approved amendments to the country’s Telecommunications Law relating to spectrum management, removing clauses relating to the refarming of the 700MHz (694MHz-790MHz) band for telecoms use. The band is currently used for digital terrestrial TV, but is earmarked for 4G/5G services. On 28 December 2018 Poland’s government applied to the EC to delay its scheduled reallocation of 700MHz spectrum from June 2020 to June 2022, due to potential problems with coordinating the switchover with neighbouring Russia.