Locked content Number of cell phone users up 7.2% y.y in September

The number of cell phone subscribers (and pre-paid users) amounted to 52.2 million at the end of September and was 7.2 percent lower than in September 2016, and 4.8 percent lower than at the end of December 2016, GUS stated. The number of subscribers increased by 7.6 percent y/y to reach 33.8 millio...

Locked content Sejm appoints new UKE President

On September 14, the lower house of the Polish parliament, the Sejm, decided in a vote to appoint Marcin Cichy as the new President of the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE). Marcin Cichy has been a head of the analysis department at the Digitalization Ministry. He had already worked at UKE i...

Locked content UOKiK launches proceedings against T-Mobile

The Consumer Protection Authority (UOKiK) has launched proceedings against Poland’s largest mobile network operator T-Mobile Polska over its two additional paid services, the watchdog informed on Monday. “The first of T-Mobile Polska’s questioned services plays music that callers hear wh...

Locked content UOKiK punishes UPC Polska with fine of over PLN 800 mln

On August 17, the Consumer Protection Authority (UOKiK) ruled that UPC Polska, an internet and telecom operator, must reimburse customers “for each month they paid the increased charge (PLN 7 monthly) from December 2014 until June 2016.” Additionally, the watchdog also imposed a fine of ...

Locked content Orange Polska posts a 87% drop in profits in Q2 y/y

Listed telecom operator Orange Polska reported a consolidated net profit of PLN 17 million in Q2 2016 compared with PLN 126 million in the corresponding period last year (87 percent decline y/y), the company announced in a report. The company’s revenues fell by 4 percent and amounted to PLN 2....

Locked content T-Mobile paid PLN 2 bln for LTE frequency auction

Mobile network operator T-Mobile Polska made a PLN 2 billion payment to the State Treasury for the final 800 MHz band in the frame of LTE frequency auction, T-Mobile CEO Adam Sawicki informed. On June 23, the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) announced that Poland allocated the full set of f...

Locked content T-Mobile obliged to pay PLN 2 bln within 14 days

“Poland allocated the full set of frequencies from its 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz LTE frequency auction, selling off the final unclaimed 800 MHz band to T-Mobile and rejigging frequency assignments,” the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) announced its final decision in the auction proce...

Locked content T-Mobile revenues reach PLN 1.65 bln

Mobile network operator T-Mobile Polska recorded revenues of PLN 1.65 billion, an increase of 2.9 percent in Q1 2016 year-on-year. The company’s EBITDA grew by 31.7 percent y/y and amounted to PLN 522 million. “Due to promotional activities and increasing LTE coverage, the amount of data...

Locked content Poles to pay less for mobile roaming in Europe

The European Commission has announced that roaming charges around the whole of Europe have been slashed. Polish consumers using their mobile phones in the Eurozone will see reductions in their bills from April 30, 2016. “The new cap is set at €0.01 (excluding VAT) per minute of call received, almost...