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Poland - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Published By :

BuddeComm

Published Date : Apr 2018

Category :

Telecommunications

No. of Pages : 86 Pages

Poland gears up for 5G trials in 2019
Poland’s liberalised telecom market has seen considerable development in recent years, with the regulatory environment having been shaped by EU principles designed to facilitate competition and encourage competing operators to enter the market. Recently this extended to opening Orange Poland’s fibre network to access and pricing regulation.

The fixed broadband market has benefited from excellent cross-platform competition, with comprehensive DSL infrastructure complemented by extensive cable networks and a growing fibre presence. Commercial considerations meant that fibre was for some years restricted to a number of urban areas, though more recently the sector has received considerable financial support from the government and the EU aimed at building fibre-based networks across the country and promoting fibre connectivity to end-users. As a result, the proportion of broadband subscribers receiving a service of at least 100Mb/s has increased sharply in recent years.

Orange Poland still dominates the fixed broadband market although there has been some consolidation among operators. UPC Poland in particular has grown through acquisitions, though its bid to take over the cable assets of Multimedia Polska was abandoned in early 2018 following regulatory concerns over the proposed deal’s impact on market competition.

The mobile market has been characterised by the rapid extension of LTE networks and the development of mobile data services based on newly released and refarmed spectrum. In addition, the regulator and operators alike are preparing for 5G, with the regulator embarking on a long-term strategy and with operators such as Orange Poland preparing to trial services based on 5G technologies in 2019.

Mobile penetration in Poland is above the European average, standing at almost 141% by early 2018. This reflects the continuing popularity among consumers to keep two or more SIM cards, which has distorted the real mobile penetration rate. The distortion has been addressed on two fronts: by network operators being encouraged to disconnect dormant SIM cards, and by legislation, effective from February 2017, which obliges subscribers of prepaid services to register their details. This has resulted in a significant readjustment in the number of subscribers in the market.

This report covers key aspects of Poland’s evolving telecom market, presenting data and analyses on market operators, fixed-line networks and technologies, and the key regulatory developments. The report also profiles the fixed broadband market players, assesses the varied technology platforms and market developments, and provides subscriber forecasts to 2023. In addition the report covers the mobile voice and data markets, including profiles of the major operators together with updated operating and financial results, and assessing recent regulatory measures and spectrum auction results.

Key developments:

  • NetWorkS! Joint venture increases LTE spectrum allocation;
  • Polkomtel’s LTE-A service data rate increased to 500Mb/s;
  • Legislation waives spectrum fees for technology trials;
  • Orange Poland planning 5G trials in 2019;
  • T-Mobile Poland launches commercial NB-IoT services;
  • Vectra and Toya launch 1Gb/s FttP services;
  • Liberty Global cancels proposed acquisition of Multimedia’s cable assets;
  • Netia and Orange Poland head fibre-based consortia to extend broadband nationally;
  • Government creates Ministry of Administration and Digitalisation to oversee telecom sector development;
  • Telecommunications Act amended;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data report for 2016, State Statistics data for 2016, telcos’ operating and financial data for Q4 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Orange Poland, Netia, Telefonia Dialog, GTS Energis, Exatel, Telekomunikacja Kolejowa, UPC Poland, Aster, Multimedia Polska, Vectra, Polkomtel, CenterNet, T-Mobile Poland, P4/Play, Mobyland.

Table of Contents

1. Key statistics

1.1 Country overview

2. Telecommunications market
2.1 Historical overview
2.2 Market analysis

3. Regulatory environment
3.1 Historic overview
3.2 Telecommunications Act (2001)
3.3 Telecommunications Act (2004)
3.4 Regulatory authority
3.5 Telecom sector liberalisation
3.6 Privatisation
3.7 Interconnection
3.8 Carrier selection and carrier preselection
3.9 Access
3.9.1 Fibre access
3.10 Number Portability (NP)

4. Major network operators
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Orange Poland
4.3 Netia
4.4 Telefonia Dialog
4.5 Telekomunikacja Kolejowa (TK Telekom)
4.6 T-Mobile Poland
4.7 Exatel

5. Telecommunications infrastructure
5.1 Overview of the national telecom network
5.2 Orange Poland
5.3 Alternative operators
5.4 Smart infrastructure
5.4.1 Smart cities

6. Broadband market
6.1 Introduction and statistical overview
6.1.1 Market analysis
6.1.2 Broadband statistics
6.1.3 Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
6.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
6.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
6.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
6.5 Other fixed broadband services
6.5.1 Wi-Fi
6.5.2 WiMAX
6.5.3 Internet via satellite

7. Mobile communications
7.1 Market analysis
7.2 Mobile statistics
7.2.1 General statistics
7.2.2 Prepaid cards
7.2.3 Mobile voice
7.2.4 Mobile data
7.2.5 Mobile broadband
7.2.6 Regulatory issues
7.2.7 Mobile infrastructure
7.2.8 M2M networks
7.2.9 NB-IoT
7.3 Major mobile operators
7.3.1 Orange Poland (PTK Centertel)
7.3.2 Polkomtel/Plus GSM
7.3.3 T-Mobile Poland
7.3.4 Mobyland
7.3.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
7.4 Mobile content and applications
7.4.1 M-payment

List of Table

Table 1 – Country statistics – 2017
Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2017 (e)
Table 3 – Internet user statistics – 2017 (e)
Table 4 – Broadband statistics – 2017 (e)
Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2017 (e)
Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
Table 7 – Telecom revenue – 2008 - 2018
Table 8 – Telecom revenue by sector – 2010 - 2016
Table 9 – Telecom investment – 2011 - 2014
Table 10 – Enterprises in ICT – 2012 - 2015
Table 11 –ICT revenue – 2012 - 2015
Table 12 – Proportion of households with PCs and internet access – 2012 - 2016
Table 13 – Household internet access by type – 2015 - 2016
Table 14 – Interconnection revenue – 2009 - 2015
Table 15 – Proportion of bitstream lines by operator – 2012 - 2015
Table 16 – Orange Poland wholesale access lines by type – 2015 - 2017
Table 17 – Fixed numbers ported (from networks) – 2009 - 2015
Table 18 – Market share of revenue by main operator – 2010 - 2015
Table 19 – Market share of subscribers, Orange and altnets – 2006 - 2015
Table 20 – Fixed-line call traffic – 2007 - 2017
Table 21 – Market share of fixed-line accesses by technology – 2012 - 2015
Table 22 – Fixed-line telephony ARPU – 2009 - 2017
Table 23 – Fixed-line revenue share by service – 2009 - 2016
Table 24 – Orange Poland total retail WRL and POTS lines – 2011 - 2017
Table 25 – Orange Poland fixed-line voice ARPU – 2009 - 2017
Table 26 – Orange Poland financial data (PLN) – 2006 - 2017
Table 27 – Orange Poland financial data by type (€) – 2013 - 2017
Table 28 – Netia financial data – 2007 - 2017
Table 29 – Netia subscribers by type – 2008 - 2017
Table 30 – T-Mobile Poland fixed-line revenue – 2015 - 2017
Table 31 – T-Mobile Poland fixed-line subscribers – 2016 - 2017
Table 32 – T-Mobile Poland financial data – 2015 - 2017
Table 33 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 - 2018
Table 34 – Fixed-line call traffic in service and teledensity – 2010 - 2016
Table 35 – International bandwidth – 2000 - 2016
Table 36 – Fixed-line revenue by type – 2010 - 2016
Table 37 – Smart infrastructure funding by program – 2014 - 2020
Table 38 – Broadband market revenue by sector – 2006 - 2016
Table 39 – Proportion of broadband market revenue by sector – 2006 - 2016
Table 40 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2010 - 2017
Table 41 – Internet market share of subscribers by technology – 2013 - 2016
Table 42 – Fixed-line broadband market share by operator – 2011 - 2015
Table 43 – Proportion of broadband connections by data rate – 2010 - 2016
Table 44 – Proportion of businesses with broadband – 2012 - 2016
Table 45 – Historic - Internet users, subscribers and penetration rates – 2000 - 2009
Table 46 – Historic - Internet users, subscribers and penetration rates – 2010 - 2018
Table 47 – Internet subscriber penetration rates – 2012 - 2018
Table 48 – Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2004 - 2018
Table 49 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 50 – Cable subscribers – 2004 - 2017
Table 51 – UPC Poland subscribers – 2008 - 2017
Table 52 – Cable market share of subscribers by operator – 2010 - 2016
Table 53 – Multimedia Polska broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2017
Table 54 – Multimedia Polska revenue by service – 2016 - 2017
Table 55 – Multimedia Polska financial data – 2016 - 2017
Table 56 – DSL broadband subscribers – 2003 - 2018
Table 57 – Orange Poland DSL, VDSL and FttP subscribers – 2003 - 2017
Table 58 – Orange Poland broadband ARPU – 2008 - 2017
Table 59 – Netia broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2017
Table 60 – DSL market share of subscribers by operator – 2010 - 2016
Table 61 – Multimedia broadband subscribers – 2014 - 2016
Table 62 – T-Mobile broadband subscribers – 2016 - 2017
Table 63 – Fibre broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2017
Table 64 – Fibre broadband market share of subscribers by operator – 2015 - 2016
Table 65 – Orange Poland fibre subscribers – 2015 - 2017
Table 66 – Length of fibre network – 2013 - 2016
Table 67 – Satellite broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2017
Table 68 – Average blended mobile ARPU – 2011 - 2017
Table 69 – Mobile market revenue – 2009 - 2018
Table 70 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – historic – 1995 - 2009
Table 71 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
Table 72 – Mobile market share of revenue by operator – 2009 - 2016
Table 73 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 – 2016
Table 74 – Mobile market traffic and annual change – 2006 - 2017
Table 75 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2003 - 2016
Table 76 – Orange Poland prepaid subscribers – 2003 - 2016
Table 77 – T-Mobile Poland prepaid subscribers – 2005 - 2016
Table 78 – Average mobile data traffic per subscriber – 2011 - 2016
Table 79 – Mobile data traffic – 2008 - 2016
Table 80 – SMS messages sent and annual growth – 2006 - 2018
Table 81 – MMS messages sent and annual growth– 2006 - 2016
Table 82 – Mobile broadband market share of subscribers by operator (2G/3G) – 2008 - 2016
Table 83 – Dedicated mobile broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2004 - 2018
Table 84 – Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2009- 2018
Table 85 – Orange dedicated mobile broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2016
Table 86 – Share of mobile broadband access by device – 2016
Table 87 – Mobile number portings – 2009 – 2015
Table 88 – European roaming charges – 2007 – 2016
Table 89 – European data roaming charges – 2014 - 2017
Table 90 – Roaming traffic (voice, SMS, data) – 2007 - 2015
Table 91 – M2M SIM cards in use – 2013 - 2016
Table 92 – M2M revenue – 2013 - 2016
Table 93 – Orange M2M cards in use – 2016 - 2017
Table 94 – Orange Poland mobile revenue – 2010 - 2017
Table 95 – Orange Poland mobile subscribers – 2007 - 2017
Table 96 – Orange total monthly voice ARPU – 2010 - 2017
Table 97 – Orange data ARPU share – 2008 - 2015
Table 98 – Polkomtel financial data (historic) – 2009 - 2013
Table 99 – Polkomtel subscribers – 2009 – 2010; 2012 - 2017
Table 100 – T-Mobile subscribers – 2007 - 2017
Table 101 – T-Mobile mobile financial data – 2005 - 2017
Table 102 – T-Mobile ARPU and churn – 2005 - 2016
Table 103 – Play mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2017
Table 104 – Play financial data – 2013 – 2017
Table 105 – Netia mobile RGUs – 2010 - 2017

List of Chart

Chart 1 – Telecom revenue by sector – 2010 – 2016
Chart 2 – Market share of subscribers, Orange and altnets – 2006 – 2016
Chart 3 – Orange Poland total retail lines – 2011 – 2017
Chart 4 – Orange Poland financial data (PLN) – 2006 – 2017
Chart 5 – Orange Poland financial data by type (€) – 2013 – 2017
Chart 6 – Netia financial data – 2007 – 2017
Chart 7 – Netia subscribers by type – 2008 – 2017
Chart 8 – Broadband market revenue by sector – 2006 – 2016
Chart 9 – Proportion of broadband market revenue by sector – 2006 – 2016
Chart 10 – Proportion of broadband connections by data rate – 2010 – 2016
Chart 11 – Historic - Internet users, subscribers and penetration rates – 2005 – 2018
Chart 12 – Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2004 – 2018
Chart 13 – UPC Poland subscribers – 2008 – 2017
Chart 14 – Orange Poland DSL, VDSL and FttP subscribers – 2003 – 2017
Chart 15 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 – 2018
Chart 16 – Mobile market share of revenue by operator – 2009 – 2016
Chart 17 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 – 2016
Chart 18 – Orange total monthly ARPU – 2009 – 2017
Chart 19 – T-Mobile financial data – 2005 – 2017
Exhibit 1 – Access, the local loop and unbundling – an overview
Exhibit 2 – 2G spectrum awarded
Exhibit 3 – 5G spectrum, speed and devices
Exhibit 4 - Key considerations for government and regulators in relation to 5G

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