Play Communications has selected Ericsson as an additional partner to expand its radio access network in Poland.
Play will use Ericsson Radio System to increase its mobile broadband coverage and enhance mobile phone subscribers’ user experience.
Play aims to complete the roll out of its radio network in 2020 to reduce national roaming costs.
Play already has a mobile network of more than 6,000 owned base stations across Poland equipped with the most recent technology equipment. Ericsson will assist Play for implementing 4G to 5G system evolution projects in the longer term. Radio and baseband units in Ericsson Radio System are ready for 5G.
Play CEO Jean-Marc Harion said: “Play has been deploying the largest number of radio sites this year, and our mobile data speed was recently recognized as the second best in Poland.”
Arun Bansal, head of Ericsson in Europe and Latin America, said this is an important win for Ericsson in Europe. “By deploying our radio network and OSS solutions, we can enable Play to expand their network cost-effectively.”