Poland - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
Poland's fixed broadband market is one of the largest in Europe. It has benefited from excellent cross-platform competition, with comprehensive DSL infrastructure complemented by extensive cable networks and a growing fibre presence. Commercial considerations meant that fibre was for some years restricted to a number of urban areas, though more recently the sector has received considerable financial support from the government and the European Union. This support is aimed at building fibre-based networks across the country (particularly in eastern areas) and promoting fibre connectivity to end-users.
Orange Poland dominates the fixed broadband market although there is in place a regulatory regime designed to improving wholesale market access. This report profiles Poland's fixed broadband market, including a review of the key market players, statistics and technology platforms, and an assessment of recent market developments. It also includes forecasts to 2021.
Orange tests Fibre-to-the-Distribution-point (FttDp) technology; Liberty Global sells Aster network to Netia; UPC launches 250Mb/s cable services; Toya deploys 1Gb/s FttP network; Netia and Orange Poland head fibre-based consortia to extend broadband nationally; regulator signs off co-financing e-Services project; national broadband infrastructure investment program completed; report update includes the regulator's 2014 market data, telcos' operating and financial data to Q4 2015, recent market developments.