Ready to Play: another Polish cellco close to 5G launch

8 Jan 2020

Polish cellco P4, which operates under the name Play, says it has deployed 5G equipment covering the entire city of Gdynia in the north of the country. The firm says its network will utilise 2100MHz spectrum and its commercial launch is just waiting for clearance from the telecoms regulator, the Office of Electronic Communications (Urzad Komunikacji Elektronicznej, UKE). Reuters cites Play’s CEO Jean-Marc Harion as saying: ‘Technically, we’re waiting for UKE to provide us with the authorisation to operate spectrum commercially, but this is a real life rollout of 5G. The entire city is covered.’

Play was cleared to begin 2100MHz 5G trials in the tri-city area of Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot by UKE last month. Earlier this week rival operator Polkomtel/Plus announced plans to launch 5G networks in seven cities by the end of March.

Poland, Play (P4)