Everything about Polsat Plus Group’s mobile and landline networks

Polsat Plus Group provided detailed information on mobile and fixed line networks. In the field of radio and broadcasting, the Group cooperates with the Polish company Towerlink of the Cellnex Group.

In July 2021, the contract for the sale of 99.99% of shares of subsidiary Polkomtel Infrastructure to Cellnex Group expired. The assets of the company sold included the passive and active layers of the mobile infrastructure of the Polsat Plus Group. The signed Master Services Agreement is for a period of 25 years with the possibility of extension for another 15 years.

The table shows the number of broadcasting services provided by Towerlink Poland for the needs of CP Group customers at the end of December 2021:

Technology

Number of broadcasting systems as of December 31, 2021

YY change

2G technology, including:

7,684

GSM 900

7,116

75

GSM 1800

568

-54

3G technology, including:

11.114

WCDMA 2100

3,914

8

WCDMA 900

7,200

147

4G technology, including:

18,680

LTE 1800

7.139

256

LTE 2600 TDD

334

8

LTE 2600 FDD

2,769

471

LTE 2100

1,122

426

LTE 900

7,316

170

5G technology, including:

3.002

2600 TDD

3.002

3.002

Fixed line network

The fixed network is based on DWDM transport consisting of 260 nodes on the backbone, including 190 nodes with automatic GMPLS protection / recovery. The maximum capacity of a single DWDM range is 34 TB.

With increased channel bandwidth and bandwidth, the DWDM network provides connectivity at 100G / 200G / 400G speeds, ultra-short latency times, and is also ready to carry 1TB channels. The network has automatic fault diagnosis (GPS coordinates) thanks to integrated OTDR components, which significantly reduce the time of possible troubleshooting.

There are more than 700 DWDM / CWDM access nodes that allow you to connect with end users in metropolitan networks and for the needs of B2B customers.

As part of the DWDM transmission network, international connections were opened to Frankfurt, Berlin, Prague, and Lviv, and DWDM access was provided to Poland’s main DataCenter.

The network has the ability to encrypt customer connections and implement virtual transport networks for other operators.

The IP layer is built on 8 backbones that provide Tier1 operators, XSP operators, IP traffic exchange points, content providers and points of contact with the Cloud infrastructure. The IP backbone network combines Carrier Ethernet traffic, B2C client traffic and its own CDN network for the purposes of IPTV services provided by Polsat Plus Group.

The Carrier Ethernet layer, based on IP MPLS technology, consists of 220 distribution routers connected to 100G switches and more than 2,500 input switches with 10G ports.

Internet access services for B2C customers are provided through an access network consisting of 1400 DSLAM access nodes (xDSL technology, SuperVector), two metropolitan areas of the HFC cable network (DOCSIS 3.x), about 10,000 access keys for ETTH access and 820 FTTH nodes. . .

Currently, Polsat Plus Group is in the process of modernizing our access network based on two main technologies based on fiber access: FTTH (Passive Optical Network) in GPON technology and FTTB (Fiber to the Home). , where the optical fiber is connected to each building and subscriber access is provided using Gigabit Ethernet technology. Together with the HFC DOCSIS 3.x cable network in Warsaw and Krakow, it allows to provide 1 Gb / s services to all customers in the range of these networks.

In 2021, Polsat Plus Group’s retail customers transferred 1.8 EB of data compared to 1.5 EB transmitted in 2020, an increase of 17% per year.

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