Polish mobile operator P4, trading under the Play brand, will be conducting 4G and 5G trials in Warsaw with Samsung.
The trials will test the interoperability between Play’s 2G/3G legacy networks and Samsung’s latest solutions, said a press release from the South Korean multinational electronics company.
Samsung and Play will verify the capability and performance of Samsung's 4G and 5G network equipment in the trial, which will be carried out in Play's labs and commercial networks, beginning in the second quarter of this year.
Play, with 15 million subscribers, provides messaging, voice, video, and data services for enterprise and non-enterprise customers alike.
"Throughout the trial period, Samsung and Play will be testing 4G and 5G solutions including Samsung’s 4G radios, Core, 5G Massive MIMO radios, and Samsung’s 5G baseband unit that supports both 4G and 5G frequencies," said the release.
Samsung R&D Institute Poland will also participate in the 4G-5G trial run, though it’s unclear to what capacity. The Institute is one of Poland’s largest research and development hubs, and it’s also where Samsung Electronics’ highest-quality software is created, as per the company’s official description.
Samsung R&D Institute Poland is also responsible for advancing 4G and 5G solutions, Network Function Virtualization cloud solutions, as well as for analytics solutions for SON (Self-Organizing Networks).