Poland to reallocate 2100MHz band in Q2 2022

10 Dec 2021

The Office of Electronic Communications (Urzad Komunikacji Elektronicznej, UKE) in Poland has announced plans to reallocate spectrum in the 2100MHz band in the second quarter of next year. The new licences will be valid for 15 years and allocations will increase from 2×14.8MHz to 2×15MHz following the removal of guard bands. The current 2100MHz concessions held by Poland’s four mobile network operators (MNOs) expire at the end of 2022. A report from Telko.in says that UKE is expecting to raise almost PLN1.9 billion (USD454 million) from the renewals, with T-Mobile paying PLN459.9 million and the other three MNOs paying PLN475.6 million. The 2100MHz band was originally awarded in Poland to support 3G services, but is now being migrated for use in 5G networks.