Poland’s fixed broadband market is one of the largest in Eastern Europe due to its large population. DSL is the most popular fixed broadband access platform followed by cable delivered from the country’s well-established cable TV operators. Fixed-line access is also available via FttX, though as yet this is limited to a number of urban areas. 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.
Liberty Global consolidates cableco leadership with Aster City purchase; UPC plans 250Mb/s cable trial, extends 150Mb/s service; Orange Poland losing DSL subscribers to Neostrada Fiber offer; EC fines Orange Poland €127.6 million for anti-competitive practices in the broadband market; Toya deploys 1Gb/s FttH 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 in 2012; regulator’s 2011 market data; telcos’ operating and financial data to Q4 2012; market developments to March 2013.
Companies covered in this report include:
UPC Poland, Telekomunikacja Polska, Netia, Aster, Multimedia Polska, Vectra, Telefonia Dialog, Polkomtel.