T-Mobile has become the latest Polish cellco to announce a 5G launch, with services now available via 1,600 base stations and covering up to six million people. The firm says that by the end of June its 5G footprint will include Warsaw and the surrounding area, Lodz, Krakow, Poznan, Wroclaw, Plock, Opole, Czestochowa, Rzeszow, Bielsko-Biala, Kielce and the Upper Silesian Industrial District. The network uses the 2100MHz band.
Fellow Polish operator Orange recently announced that it would be introducing 5G services on 1 July, and it will be utilising the same infrastructure as T-Mobile under their ‘NetWorkS!’ joint venture. Plus (Polkomtel) launched the country’s first commercial 5G service in May this year, covering around 900,000 people using 2.6GHz spectrum. An auction of 5G licences in the 3.4GHz-3.8GHz range is expected to be held in late 2020 or early 2021, having been postponed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.