Poland Telecom Companies
Poland prices comparing to those in the EU: Compared to all EU28 countries, prices for mobile broadband and telephony in Poland are, across the offers studied, less than half as expensive as on EU average. No offers were found to be more expensive than the EU average.
Price Trends – Relative to 2017, averaging over the usage baskets shown, prices in Poland fell noticeably. The most different trend was for 0.1 GB data and 30 calls with 100 SMS, where prices fell somewhat (by 2%).
For 5 GB (data only) Sim card you will have to pay €4.17 (€16.02 is EU average).
Regulatory Agency: Office of Telecommunications and Post Regulation (URTiP)
Poland Telecom Companies and their market share:
Market Share: 27%
Market share: 27%
Market share: 24%
Market share: 22%
Poland’s liberalised telecom market has seen considerable development in all sectors. The incumbent telco Orange Poland has seen its market share dwindle in the face of competition and a regulatory environment which has facilitated the market entry of new players and extended network to Orange Poland’s fibre and copper networks.
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The mobile market in recent years has been characterised by the rapid extension of LTE networks and the development of mobile data services based on newly released and re-farmed spectrum. The regulator is preparing to release additional spectrum in several bands for 5G, though delays to the process mean that 700MHz spectrum is unlikely to be available before mid-2022.
Operators have invested in 5G, with T-Mobile Poland having launched a pre-commercial service in Warsaw at the end of 2018, and with full commercial services expected to be available in early 2020.
Mobile penetration in Poland is above the European average, standing at 137% by mid-2019. This reflects the continuing popularity among consumers to keep two or more SIM cards, which has distorted the real mobile penetration rate. Nevertheless, 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. These forces have resulted in a significant readjustment in the number of subscribers in the market.