WARSAW (REUTERS) – Three of Poland’s major private telecom firms have agreed to reflect on developing 5G networks with 2 state entities, one of the crowds stated on Monday, signaling the government may have some hold over the future network.
Poland and other European countries are arranging to launch 5G services providing faster data downloads, but some plans are becoming problematical by security doubts around Chinese equipment vendor Huawei.
Poland’s state-owned telecom worker Exatel had earlier advocated forming a consortium of secluded but also state companies to develop 5G network substructure for the 700 MHz band to ensure lower prices and better protection from security extortions.
The head of state-owned account PFR stated it and Exatel along with Orange Polska, T-Mobile Polska and Polkomtel- a unit of Cyfrowy Polsat – on Monday engaged in an agreement to begin establishing a company to build 5G organization. Orange Polska is the Polish arm of France’s Orange and T-Mobile Polska is the Polish component of Germany’s Deutsche Telekom.
Poland’s biggest mobile worker Play Communications did not sign the memo of understanding, as the company still needed to get some corporate sanctions, Play’s IR head told Reuters.
“The objective of the joint project is to ensure nationwide availability of 5G services in choosing bands, technology security and low service prices acknowledgments to synergies of common infrastructure,” PFR CEO Pawel Borys stated on Twitter.
The 700 MHz band is meant to shelter the entire country, unlike other bands that will be available provincially. Poland is still to decide on the way it will allocate frequencies.