Poland introduces new cable sharing regulations

30 Jan 2020

Poland’s Office of Electronic Communications (Urzad Komunikacji Elektronicznej, UKE) has implemented new regulations aimed at making it easier for cablecos to share infrastructure in multi-dwelling residential buildings. The regulations, which were first published in draft form in May last year, are targeted at cable operators Netia, UPC Poland, Multimedia Polska, Vectra, INEA and Toya. UKE says the change will ‘increase competition among operators and facilitate consumer access to telecommunications services’. It said under the previous regime infrastructure was often duplicated because operators were charging their rivals high fees for access.