The largest operators in Poland are developing the 5G network. Therefore, a departure from older generation networks, which have a smaller share in data transmission, is becoming a more realistic vision.
T-Mobile intends to abolish LTE in 2023
According to wirtualnemedia.pl, the T-Mobile network was the first in Poland to present a detailed plan to switch off the 3G network. Preparations for this are expected to start in early 2021. The operator expects the process to take two years and 3G from T-Mobile will disappear in 2023.
Switching off the 3G network is to release the frequencies for LTE and 5G technologies more willingly used by customers. The network ensures that all services offered will be retained. A natural consequence of this process will be an increase in the average data transfer speed. Currently, the 2G and 3G networks are currently responsible for 5 percent. data transmission in T-Mobile.
The preparation for the shutdown of older generation networks is also considered to be the adaptation of the equipment used by customers to support LTE and 5G technologies. In 2021, the network intends to introduce, among others SIM card replacement programs for customers whose cards do not support LTE.
Six million people within the 5G coverage of T-Mobile
The T-Mobile network announced the launch of its own commercial 5G network in June 2020. The residents of Warsaw and the surrounding area, Łódź, Kraków, Poznań, Wrocław, Płock, Opole, Częstochowa, Rzeszów, Bielsko-Biała, Kielce and the Upper Silesian Industrial District will be able to join it. In total, it will reach six million people.