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Poland - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

Poland - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

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; Landis+Gyr develops delivers smart meters in Warsaw; Telecommunications Act amended; theft of telecom equipment and cabling escalates; Deutsche Telekom acquires GTS Central Europe; Orange Poland revenue decline prompts outsourcing and disposal strategy; time taken for number portings reduced to one day; Orange Poland builds 1,800km fibre network; regulator enforces EC's access and price ruling on Orange Poland's fibre network; regulator's 2013 market data report; telcos' operating and financial data for Q3 2014; recent market developments.

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
3.2 Market investment
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 T-Mobile Poland
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. Smart Grids
9. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2014 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2015 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2014 (Jun)
Table 4 Broadband statistics 2015 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2015 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 Telecom revenue 2008 - 2015
Table 8 Proportion of telecom revenue by sector 2012 - 2013
Table 9 IT market revenue and growth 2004 - 2012
Table 10 Market share of investments by technology 2012 - 2014
Table 11 Telecom investment 2011 - 2014
Table 12 Interconnection revenue 2009 - 2013
Table 13 LLU as proportion of DSL lines 2008 - 2013
Table 14 Proportion of bitstream lines by operator 2012 - 2013
Table 15 Wholesale access as proportion of DSL lines, by type 2009 - 2013
Table 16 Numbers ported (from networks) 2009 - 2013
Table 17 Fixed-line telephony revenue and subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 18 Market share of revenue by operator 2010 - 2013
Table 19 Market share of subscribers, Orange and altnets 2006 - 2013
Table 20 Market share of revenue, Orange and altnets 2006 - 2013
Table 21 Fixed-line voice traffic 2006 - 2015
Table 22 Market share of fixed-line accesses by technology 2012 - 2013
Table 23 Fixed-line telephony ARPU 2009 - 2015
Table 24 Orange Poland total retail WRL and POTS lines 2009 - 2014
Table 25 Orange Poland fixed-line ARPU 2009 - 2014
Table 26 Orange Poland Group financial data 2006 - 2014
Table 27 Netia financial data 2007 - 2014
Table 28 Netia subscribers by type 2008 - 2014
Table 29 Exatel financial data 2009 - 2010
Table 30 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 - 2015
Table 31 VoIP revenue 2008 - 2015
Table 32 VoIP traffic and subscribers 2008 - 2014
Chart 1 Fixed-line telephony revenue and subscribers 2005 2015
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 2014
Chart 5 Orange Poland Group financial data 2006 2014
Chart 6 Netia financial data 2007 2014
Chart 7 Netia subscribers by type 2008 2014
Exhibit 1 The EU Regulatory Framework for communications
Exhibit 2 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview

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