UKE levels interconnection rates, fines PTC

12 Aug 2011

Poland’s telecoms regulator has amended the interconnection rates between Cyfrowy Polsat and the country’s other cellcos. The Office of Communications (UKE) has altered the contracts to allow for symmetric interconnection fees. The UKE previously allowed for asymmetric rates at Polsat, which offers wireless services as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). According to TelecomPaper the change was prompted by Polsat increasingly pushing its mobile broadband offerings.

The UKE has also issued a PLN5 million (USD1.7 million) fine to Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa (PTC) for utilising automated calling systems for direct marketing, without the prior consent of end users. PTC treated the absence of an objection from customers receiving commercial information as consent to using automated calling systems for the purposes of direct marketing.