Orange ordered to reduce fixed line wholesale rates

6 Jul 2017

Poland’s telecoms regulator, the Office of Electronic Communications (Urzad Komunikacji Elektronicznej, UKE), has ordered incumbent operator Orange Polska to reduce its wholesale rates for fixed telephony services. The watchdog says Orange’s wholesale prices are anti-competitive and do not allow third-party providers any scope to compete with its retail tariffs. UKE’s decision follows an investigation which was prompted by a complaint from Novum and the National Chamber of Commerce for Electronics and Telecommunication (Krajowa Izba Gospodarcza Elektroniki i Telekomunikacji, KIGEiT). Telecompaper reports that Orange has 30 days to produce a new reference offer.