Poland's mature and liberalised telecom market has seen considerable development in the broadband and mobile sectors. The privatised incumbent, recently rebranded as Orange Poland, has benefited from its parent company's technical experience and know-how in the region. The regulatory environment has been shaped by EU principles designed to facilitate competition, allowing competing operators to enter the market. Recently this extended to opening Orange Poland's fibre network to access and pricing regulation. This report covers key aspects of Poland's evolving telecom market, presenting comprehensive data and information on market players, fixed-line networks and technologies, the wholesale market, as well as an overview of key regulatory developments.
Government creates Ministry of Administration and Digitalisation to oversee telecom sector development; Telecommunications Act amended; TK Telekom and Exatel put up for sale; theft of telecom equipment and cabling escalates; Deutsche Telekom to acquire GTS Central Europe; Orange Poland revenue decline prompts outsourcing and disposal strategy; time taken for number portings reduced to one day; Orange Poland begin 1,800kms fibre network build; regulator enforces EC's access and price ruling on Orange Poland's fibre network; regulator's 2012 market data report; telcos' operating and financial data for Q3 2013; market developments to end-2013.