The Polish cellco Polkomtel, which operates under the Plus brand, has selected Ericsson as its 5G RAN equipment partner. The deployment, in the 2.6GHz TDD band, includes products from the Ericsson Radio System and 5G Core portfolios, including 5G Evolved Packet Core. As noted in CommsUpdate last month, Plus is initially deploying Ericsson 5G technology across at least 85 sites in five cities: Gdansk, Lodz, Poznan, Szczecin and Wroclaw. This will be followed by further rollouts, with construction expected to be ramped up once Poland completes its 5G spectrum auctions. The first commercial 5G services are expected to be launched by Plus in the coming weeks.