|Plus network operator and mPay S.A. implement mobile payment system|
Polkomtel S.A., which provides services under the Plus, Simplus and Sami Swoi brands, and mPay S.A., a member of the ATM S.A. group of companies, signed an agreement for the joint implementation of a mobile payment system on the Polish market.
Polkomtel S.A. is the operator of the Plus mobile network, launched on October 1, 1996. Currently, the Plus network has 13 million users and is available to 99% of people in Poland with a coverage of 98% of the country. In addition to voice calls, Plus offers its subscribers a vast and constantly growing array of value-added services. From the very beginning, Plus has been at the forefront of innovation, introducing the latest in technology and ICT solutions to the Polish market. The network’s customers were the first in Poland to use high-speed HSCSD data communications and GPRS/EDGE packet-based data communications, allowing them to access Internet resources by mobile phone. In September 2004, Plus was the first company in Poland to commercially launch a third generation (3G) UMTS-based network in Warsaw. Currently, the network provides the largest 3G coverage in Poland, being available in approximately 160 cities and localities. The company also provides HSDPA services in a number of large urban areas.