Poland - Broadband Market Insights, Analysis and Forecasts
Poland's mature fixed broadband market, one of the largest in Eastern Europe, benefits from excellent cross-platform competition given the ubiquitous DSL infrastructure and extensive cable networks. DSL is the most popular fixed broadband access platform, followed by cable which is provided by a number of well-established cable TV operators. Fixed-line access is also available via FttX, and though this remains limited to a number of urban areas there is considerable support from the government and the European Union to fast-track fibre-based networks across the country. Mobile broadband in the most popular platform by subscribers, the result of mobile network operators having invested in infrastructure during the last few years, combined with the greater availability of sophisticated devices. The telecoms incumbent dominates the fixed broadband market although a tougher regulatory regime is improving wholesale market conditions. An emerging internet society is taking shape, encompassing commerce, health and government services.
This report profiles Poland's fixed broadband market, including key market players, technology platforms, market developments, a variety of statistics, and forecasts for fixed broadband penetration to 2020.
Orange tests Fibre-to-the-Distribution-point (FttDp) technology; Liberty Global sells Aster network to Netia; UPC plans 250Mb/s cable trial, extends 150Mb/s service; Orange Poland losing DSL subscribers to Neostrada Fiber offer; Toya deploys 1Gb/s FttP network; Netia and Orange Poland head fibre-based consortia to extend broadband nationally; Milmex set to launch WiMAX in the 3.5GHz band; regulator signs off co-financing e-Services project; memorandum signed for constructing a national broadband infrastructure; cablecos step up network investment; regulator's 2013 market data; telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2014; recent market developments.