TP escapes division by signing agreement with UKE

23 Oct 2009

Polish telecoms regulator UKE has signed an agreement with fixed line incumbent Telekomunikacja Polska on improving wholesale access and increasing investment in its network, writes TelecomPaper. The agreement aims to guarantee transparency in the market and secure equal access for alternative operators to the dominant operator’s network. TP will be required to freeze its wholesale prices until 2012, to upgrade 1.2 million broadband lines within three years, including making a million lines capable of download speeds of over 6Mbps, and to carry out other investment projects. The method of determining wholesale prices will become ‘cost-plus’ rather than ‘price-minus’. If the operator meets the obligations of the agreement, it will escape having its wholesale and retail activities split, under a functional separation arrangement.

Poland, Orange Poland