Nokia has announced the launch of 5G services with Polkomtel, which operates the Plus network, in the capital Warsaw, as well as other major cities in the eastern part of the country. The service, which is part of the nationwide Plus 5G network rollout started in May 2020, will be further expanded in the coming months. The scope of the project included the introduction of 5G on top of the existing Nokia AirScale LTE infrastructure. Nokia supplied 5G radio solutions from its AirScale portfolio for both indoor and outdoor coverage. Polkomtel has leveraged the 2600MHz frequency band to deploy 5G services ahead of the 3.5GHz frequency auction planned for next year.
‘We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with Polkomtel into the 5G era and beyond,’ stated Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, adding: ‘It was a simple process to upgrade the existing Nokia-based infrastructure for 5G services, which enabled Polkomtel to increase the coverage of 5G services for its customers. I look forward to seeing the positive impact of 5G in the country and the incredible opportunities it will bring.’