Polish cellular telecommunications provider Play Communications SA (known as Play or P4) has signed a new agreement with Ericsson to expand its RAN (Radio Access Network).
The contract covers the modernisation of the radio access network throughout Poland, based on Ericsson Radio System 5G solutions. This is the first agreement between Play and Ericsson since the takeover of Play by the Iliad Group.
The agreement also includes the introduction of advanced radio software technologies such as Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, Uplink Booster, and 5G Carrier Aggregation (CA).
According to a press release from the mobile network operator, the new agreement will bring Play's customers even closer to innovative 5G applications and significantly improved mobile broadband. "Play is constantly modernizing its network to the latest generation of radio equipment and equips the base stations with all available frequency bands.
n addition, the operator upgrades the base stations to the MIMO 4x4 standard, which significantly improves the quality and capacity of the Play radio network," it said.
Under the agreement, Ericsson will implement locally produced "Made in Poland" Ericsson Radio System technologies such as Massive MIMO, which provides industry-leading performance with minimal footprint and lowest energy consumption. Thanks to this agreement, Play diversifies its supply chain of new mobile technology.
The agreement also includes the introduction of advanced radio software technologies such as Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, Uplink Booster, and 5G Carrier Aggregation, which will improve the level of Play's customer satisfaction. Ericsson Radio System is an industry-leading technology solution designed to meet the ever-growing demand for data transmission using 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G mobile technologies.
"The development of the network and investments in new technologies are a priority for Play, as they translate into the comfort of using the services for our clients. I am glad that we are cooperating with Ericsson, thanks to which we provide the most innovative network solutions on the market," said Jean-Marc Harion, President of the Management Board of Play.