Orange hits half a million fibre users in Poland, claims 1Gbps 5G in trials

26 Nov 2019

The Polish fixed and mobile operator Orange Polska says it has reached the milestone of 500,000 subscriptions on its fibre-optic networks. Launched in 2015, the telco’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure now passes four million people in 142 cities, with a target of five million by end-2020. In over 70 cities, more than half of households are covered. While the overall rate of take-up on the network stands at 12.5%, Orange says the rate is much higher in certain markets, including Podkowa Lesna, where 52% of homes passed by fibre have opted to subscribe, and Milanowek, where take-up is 33%. The company says its largest fibre markets are Warsaw (79,000 customers), Wroclaw (30,000 customers) and Krakow (29,000 customers).

Separately, the telco has announced that it has achieved a speed of over 1Gbps on its trial 5G network in Warsaw. Telepolis reports that the average speed reached in the trials is 380Mbps.