Poland could offer lower fees in return for cellco network investment

28 Mar 2019

Poland’s Ministry of Digitisation (Ministerstwo Cyfryzacji, MC) has put forward proposals which would enable mobile network operators (MNOs) to benefit from reduced regulatory and spectrum fees in return for improving coverage on their networks. Telko.in reports that the Ministry has put forward a draft amendment to the government’s new Act on Supporting the Development of Telecommunications Services and Networks (the so-called ‘Mega-Act’) under which the country’s telecoms regulator, the Office of Electronic Communications (Urzad Komunikacji Elektronicznej, UKE), could negotiate with operators over the rollout of infrastructure to unserved and underserved areas in exchange for lower fees.