UKE eases regulation on Orange Polska in a further 75 markets

25 Oct 2019

Orange Polska has been exempted from regulation in a further 75 municipalities due to sufficient levels of competition in the market for local loop access. The Office of Electronic Communications (Urzad Komunikacji Elektronicznej, UKE) says the incumbent is now free of regulation in 151 markets across the country. Orange spokesperson Wojciech Jabczynski commented: ‘This is a wise decision for the market and customers. We are glad that the regulator is boldly moving away from archaic regulations in favour of pure competition, where operators are fighting for customers with investments, quality of services and price.’ He added that increased competition and lighter regulation is pushing telcos – including Orange – to improve their networks and services in order to attract new customers and retain existing users.