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Poland - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews


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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.

Key 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.

Companies covered in this report include:

Telekomunikacja Polska (Orange Poland), Netia, Telefonia Dialog, GTS Energis, Exatel, Telekomunikacja Kolejowa.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of Poland's telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 History
4.1.1 Telecommunications Act (2001)
4.1.2 Telecommunications Act (2004)
4.1.3 EU Regulatory Framework
4.1.4 Revised NFR
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.2.1 Office of Electronic Communications (UKE)
4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Poland
4.3.1 Local
4.3.2 Long distance
4.3.3 International
4.4 Privatisation
4.5 Interconnection
4.6 Carrier selection and carrier preselection
4.7 Access
4.7.1 Fibre access
4.8 Functional separation
4.9 Number Portability (NP)
5. Fixed network operators in Poland
5.1 Market overview
5.2 Orange Poland
5.3 Netia
5.4 Telefonia Dialog
5.5 Telekomunikacja Kolejowa (TK Telekom)
5.6 GTS Energis
5.7 Exatel
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 Fixed-line statistics
6.2 Orange Poland
6.3 Alternative operators
6.4 Voice-over-IP (VoIP)
7. Wholesaling
7.1 Overview
8. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2013 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2013 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2013 (e)
Table 4 Broadband statistics 2013 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2014 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 Telecom revenue 2008 - 2014
Table 8 Market revenue share by sector 2010 - 2011
Table 9 IT market revenue and growth 2004 - 2012
Table 10 Telecom investment 2011 - 2013
Table 11 Proportion of telecom investment by sector 2011 - 2012
Table 12 Interconnection revenue 2009 - 2012
Table 13 LLU as proportion of DSL lines 2008 - 2013
Table 14 Wholesale access as proportion of DSL lines, by type 2009 - 2012
Table 15 Numbers ported (from networks) 2009 - 2011
Table 16 Fixed-line telephony revenue and subscribers 2005 - 2014
Table 17 Market share of revenue by operator 2010 - 2012
Table 18 Market share of subscribers, Orange and altnets 2006 - 2013
Table 19 Market share of revenue, Orange and altnets 2006 - 2013
Table 20 Fixed-line voice traffic 2006 - 2014
Table 21 Market share of fixed-line accesses by technology 2012
Table 22 Orange Poland total retail WRL and POTS lines 2009 - 2013
Table 23 Orange Poland fixed-line ARPU 2009 - 2013
Table 24 Orange Poland Group financial data 2006 - 2013
Table 25 Netia financial data 2007 - 2013
Table 26 Netia subscribers by type 2008 - 2013
Table 27 Exatel financial data 2009 - 2010
Table 28 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 - 2014
Table 29 VoIP revenue 2008 - 2014
Table 30 VoIP traffic and subscribers 2008 - 2014
Chart 1 Fixed-line telephony revenue and subscribers 2005 2014
Chart 2 Market share of subscribers, Orange and altnets 2006 2013
Chart 3 Market share of revenue, Orange and altnets 2006 2013
Chart 4 Orange Poland total retail lines and ARPU 2009 2013
Chart 5 Orange Poland Group financial data 2006 2013
Chart 6 Netia financial data 2007 2013
Chart 7 Netia subscribers by type 2008 2013
Chart 8 Exatel financial data 2009 2010
Exhibit 1 The EU Regulatory Framework for communications
Exhibit 2 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview

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