Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa begins testing UMTS/3G with corporate and private customers

August 31, 2004

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WARSAW, Poland -- Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa is the first Polish mobile operator to have started market tests in Warsaw with corporate and private customers of high-speed data transmission on the UMTS/3G technology platform. The development is a major breakthrough on the Polish telecommunications market.

Transmission rates under the UMTS system reach 384 Kbit/s. thus providing new quality in, among others, Intranet and Internet access as within dedicated networks. In the future, it will also enable television picture transmission, videoconferencing as well as two-way voice and video calls.

The testing installation involves over 1000 of PTC’s clients. As indicated by global trends, 3G telephony will be initially utilised by business clients mostly. And so in Warsaw, it will be Era’s corporate client representatives, but also individual frequent data transmission users who will be the ones testing the 3G telephony capabilities.

“With the launch of 3G telephony within the Era network we are – above all – offering immense educational value. A great stride forward is being made on the road of building Information Society in Poland”, said Boguslaw Kulakowski, the PTC Management Board President. “As a result, Poland finds itself in the select group of 20 countries with available UMTS standard telephony. Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa has been consistent in investing all of its funds and earnings into new services and technologies. Thus, it should come as no surprise that the market leader turns out the first to launch UMTS in Poland.”

Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa Sp. z.o.o. (PTC)

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