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Deutsche Telekom Launches 5G Network in Poland With Huawei Equipment

December 10, 2018 / Anne Morris

T-Mobile Poland claims to be the first off the 5G starting block in its domestic market, announcing the launch of what it described as the “first fully functional” 5G network in the Eastern European country with the support of Huawei Technologies. The Deutsche Telekom subsidiary said the network is currently available in the center of Warsaw, although plans are afoot to extend coverage gradually throughout the entire country depending on the spectrum licensing plans of the Polish regulatory authorities. T-Mobile Poland said it has distributed the first devices that enable access to the 5G network to select business customers and partners. And it will also showcase applications to visitors at what it has dubbed the #5G_Lab. At launch, the network comprises four base stations based on the 5G New Radio (5G NR) standard, using 100MHz of 3.5GHz spectrum and equipped with 10 Gb/s fiber optic backhaul links. Deutsche Telekom commented that the set-up in Warsaw is similar to that o...