Poland (country regulation overview)

Date: March 23, 2010
Pages: 21
US$ 1,495.00
Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Strategic Report
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Poland (country regulation overview)
The Polish telecoms market has seen significant activity in 2009. With the entry of two new mobile network operators (MNOs) as well as several mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), competition in the mobile market is expected to intensify.

To provide a level playing field for the new entrants and encourage competition, the Polish regulator, the Urzad Komunikacji Elektronicznej (UKE), significantly reduced the mobile termination rates (MTRs) of operators with significant market power (SMP). It also implemented a plan to achieve symmetry between MTRs and fixed termination rates (FTRs) by the end of 2013, and published respective glidepaths to this effect.

Another key event in 2009 was the agreement between Telekomunikacja Polska (TP) and the UKE regarding the incumbent's anti-competitive behavior. As a result, TP is expected to increase cooperation with alternative operators going forward, thereby encouraging effective competition.

The reduction in termination charges (both MTRs and FTRs), as well as TP's commitment to encourage competition in the wholesale market, is expected to benefit end users by bringing down tariffs.
Ovum view
Fixed market overview
Broadband market
Mobile market overview
National regulatory authority
Competition authority
Key legislation and regulation
Decrees and ordinances
‘Digital Poland’
Current status of market analysis
Mobile licensing
Tender for two general exclusive frequency licenses in 1,800MHz band
3G licenses
Allocation of frequencies in 2,600MHz range
Retail regulation
Cost model for retail tariffs
Maximum tariff level for fixed-to-mobile calls
Wholesale fixed regulation
Services subject to regulation
Number portability
Narrowband voice interconnection
Procedure for setting and reviewing charges
Format of charges
Wholesale access
Wholesale line rental
Reference leased lines offer
Local loop unbundling
Wholesale broadband services
Memorandum of understanding between TP and UKE
Wholesale mobile regulation
Services subject to regulation
Regulation of mobile origination
Mobile termination charges
Mobile number portability
National roaming
Competition cases
Current cases
Universal service
Universal service obligation
Universal service fund
The EC’s market definitions


Table 1: Poland: mobile market information (2Q09)
Table 2: Price caps for fixed-to-mobile calls over TP networks
Table 3: Fixed sector: services subject to regulation
Table 4: Glidepath: maximum level of asymmetry (FTR OAO/FTR TP)
Table 5: Mobile sector: services subject to regulation
Table 6: Glidepath: maximum level of asymmetry of MTRs
Table 7: The EC’s definition of relevant markets and SMP designation


Figure 1: Fixed telephony lines in Poland
Figure 2: Fixed broadband lines in Poland
Figure 3: Mobile telephony users in Poland
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