According to the European Commission's DESI 2022 report, in terms of digitization, Poland ranks 24th among the 27 EU countries. Although the data from the last five years shows rapid catching up, we still have a lot of work to do in some areas. One of them is insufficient investment in new technologies and too slow development of digital infrastructure, which is compounded by the delay in auctions for the frequencies needed to develop 5G networks across the country, the Digital Poland Foundation report points out. Accelerating digitization does not only mean unlimited business opportunities, but also environmental protection. As foundation board member Andreas Maierhofer points out, it is difficult to think of digitization as anything other than a green process.
"The progress of digitization in Poland should be looked at from different angles. In some areas, we are moving in the right direction, especially when it comes to cyber security, the development of which was accelerated by the crisis in Ukraine. Unfortunately, there are also areas where we are lagging," Andreas Maierhofer, CEO of T-Mobile Poland and a member of the Digital Poland Foundation's Council, said.