15/2018 Play selects Ericsson to accelerate nationwide mobile network expansion in Poland
Current Report No. 15/2018
Play selects Ericsson to accelerate nationwide mobile network expansion in Poland
The Board of Directors of Play Communications S.A. (the “Company”) hereby reports that on 24th of July 2018, P4 sp. z o.o. (“Play”) and Ericsson Polska sp. z o.o. (“Ericsson”) have entered into contracts for supply and maintenance of radio access network. Agreements are effective as of the date of signature. The parties have also agreed a close cooperation between Play and Ericsson’s R&D centers in Poland, located in Kraków and Łódź, where Ericsson employs a large group of experts.
Selecting Ericsson as its additional network vendor means that Play has gained a second partner, one of the world-leading radio and OSS provider, to complete its strategic project to build its own nationwide mobile network. Play’s network plans remain to essentially complete the roll out of its radio network by the end of 2020, to reduce National Roaming costs and deliver a top service to Play’s customers. Play already has a network of more than 6,000 owned base stations across Poland equipped with the last recent technology equipment.
The CEO of Play, Jean-Marc Harion, said: “Play has been the operator deploying the largest number of radio sites this year, and our mobile data speed was recently recognized as the second best in Poland. In the perspective of our investments in existing and future technology, we are pleased to extend our cooperation with Ericsson to the area of the radio network. Play has gained a strong partner in Ericsson, which will help us accelerate the plan of further expansion of our own telecommunication network and ultimately will participate in the next stages of our network evolution.”
Art. 17 of MAR.