Poland still expects 5G auction and network launches this year

13 May 2020

Poland’s Minister of Digitisation Marek Zagorski says he still expects 5G spectrum to be auctioned this year, despite the recent postponement of the sale of licences in the 3.4GHz-3.8GHz range. The government began the auction process in March but halted it last month, saying that it would be re-run once the COVID-19 crisis has passed.

The Minister says that licences will be made available to winning bidders to enable them to launch commercial services this year. Some operators are pushing ahead with 5G rollouts in other bands, with Polkomtel (Plus) having recently launched services in seven cities using 2.6GHz frequencies.

Poland, Ministry of Digitisation (MC)