Poland - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Poland's mobile market has been characterised by rapid development of LTE networks and services. By early 2016 mobile penetration was about 155%, among the highest rates in the region and reflecting the popularity among consumers for keeping two or more SIM cards. With more than 59 million subscribers, the market has room for 26 licensed operators, including 19 MVNOs. The relatively high number of network operators suggests that there will some market consolidation in coming years, as has been seen in other European markets. ARPU has stabilised after falling in recent years in the wake of retail tariff competition, and regulatory mandated reductions in mobile termination rates and in roaming tariffs. LTE networks provide extensive population coverage, which will increase further into 2016 as operators make use of concessions in the 800MHz and 2600MHz bands which were released to them in January 2016.
This report reviews Poland's mobile market, providing profiles of the major operators together with updated operating and financial results, and covering recent regulatory measures and spectrum auction results. The report also assesses the reach and capabilities of mobile technologies as deployed by operators, and details developments in mobile services and applications.
Regulator releases to licensees spectrum in the 800MHz and the 2.6GHz bands won at auction in October 2015; Orange and T-Mobile launch LTE using their new concessions; Polkomtel trials LTE-B and VoWi-Fi technologies; PTK Centertel adopts Orange brand following merger with Telekomunikacja Polska; Multimedia Polska launches as an MVNO, offering a range of bundled services; Polkomtel sold for 4.56 billion; SMS use falls in the wake of OTT alternative services; T-Mobile Poland and Orange Poland joint venture approved by the Office of Competition; Cyfrowy Polsat launches LTE service; Orange expands mobile wallet offering; regulator signs 800MHz usage agreement with Ukraine; Cyfrowy Polsat buys the mobile TV platform operator Info TV-FM; regulator eases cuts in MTR in exchange for network investment; report update includes the regulator's 2014 market data report, telcos' operating and financial data to Q4 2015, recent market developments.