Statement of Polkomtel Sp. z o.o. regarding the auction for the reservation of frequency in 800 MHz and 2600 MHz bands

16 Oct 2014


Polkomtel welcomes the fact of announcing by the President of the Electronic Communication Office (UKE) of the auction for the reservation of frequency in 800 and 2600 MHz bands.

In Polkomtel’s opinion the terms of the announced auction are heading in the right direction and ensure the potential for a favourable solution for the telecommunication market in the area of distribution of radio frequency for the needs of LTE high-speed Internet access.

Polkomtel still holds the view that the concept of one network, the execution of which is reasonably possible based on the current documentation, is the best solution for Poland.

Furthermore, Polkomtel believes that taking into account the investment obligations in the announced auction, including the white spots coverage commitment, it is advised that the entities selected as a result of the auction could – on equal and non-discriminatory basis towards other market players and for the needs of investment into network roll-out and provision of broadband Internet access in LTE technology – utilize the European Union funds, in particular reserved for Poland under the Digital Poland Operational Programme. Only a technological mix of LTE in mobile networks and fibre-optic technologies in fixed networks will allow for delivering the services which meet the requirements of the European Digital Agenda to all households on the country’s territory, within the deadlines and on the terms which have been accepted by Poland. 

Last updated 10/17/2014