Polish cellco Polkomtel, which trades as Plus, has released more details on its 5G network rollout. It is working with Ericsson in five cities – Gdansk, Lodz, Poznan, Szczecin and Wroclaw – utilising 2600MHz spectrum. Around 80 base stations are being deployed by the Swedish vendor using Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G technology.
Plus has previously announced plans to launch 5G networks in seven cities by the end of this quarter, with additional coverage in Warsaw and Katowice on top of the five markets where it is working with Ericsson. Nokia has been named as its second equipment partner. MIMO 4×4 and QAM256 technologies will be used to provide download speeds in excess of 500Mbps via approximately 100 base stations across the seven cities at launch.