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P4 limits data speed on network of national roaming partners

Polish mobile operator P4, operating under the brand Play, has limited data speed in national roaming to a maximum of 3 Mbps for download and 1 Mbps for upload. A spokesman of Orange Poland commented on the measure, saying that one one hand it is understandable from a business point of view, because the more internet traffic passes through the operator’s own network, the less it has to pay to its national roaming partners. But on the the other hand, it is often beneficial for customers to use a roaming partner’s network.

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Orange’s spokesman listed several reasons why Play’s customers may opt to use Orange’s network. For more than six months, Orange’s mobile internet reaches the best averaged results on the market (based on the data of speedtest.pl). That is confirmed also by Open Signal. The coverage of Orange’s LTE network reaches already 98.67 percent of population (as of end of November). The operator is more frequently applying carrier aggregation to provide higher speed for customers. In Warsaw, the operator has deployed the fastest base station in Poland. Last but not least, Orange has extended cooperation with T-Mobile Poland in order to optimise usage of the bands 800 and 2600 MHz.

Source: Telecom Paper

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