Polish operators foresee no demand for 26GHz spectrum for next two years

15 Oct 2020

Polish telcos say they do not see a need for 26GHz 5G frequencies arising before 2022 or 2023. Responding to a consultation run by the country’s telecoms regulator UKE, cellcos Orange, Play, T-Mobile and Plus said that there would be no need to allocate millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum any earlier as there would be no end-user equipment available prior to that. Telko.in reports that Orange and Play favour nationwide licensing, while T-Mobile and Netia (sister company of Plus) lean more towards licences being allocated on a local basis, to help boost network capacity in high demand areas. The Polish government is expected to launch an auction for 3.7GHz spectrum by the end of this year.