The Polish arm of Sweden-based alternative telecoms operator Tele2 is aiming for a 15-20% share of Poland’s fixed line market by the end of March 2006. Tele 2 Polska’s General Director Piotr Nesterowicz told the Interfax news agency that his company, which currently offers long-distance and international services over links leased from dominant operator TP SA, is looking to launch ADSL broadband services and reduce its reliance on TP SA’s infrastructure. At the end of 2003 Tele2 Polska had a 2.8% share of both the national and international call markets in Poland.
Mr Nesterowicz added that Tele2 Polska is also keen to become Poland’s fourth mobile operator when the market is expanded in 2005, provided the conditions attached to licence allow it to pay lower fees and set lower minimum investment levels than were required of Poland’s three existing mobile operators. Polish telecoms regulator URTiP is due to launch the new mobile tender next year, and has hinted that the terms attached to the new concession could favor a newcomer.