Deutsche Telekom’s involvement in Poland is soon likely to include a presence in its TV marketplace.
Rzeczpospolita reports that the telco has effectively taken over full control of the mobile company Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa (PTC) following the second part of a payment, amounting to PLN1.4 billion (€358.9 million), for a 51% stake in PTC previously held by Elektrim and Vivendi.
This will allow Telekom to eventually launch similar DTH and cable services in Poland to the ones it offers in other countries. Some local reports say the company may be in the market to buy Cyfra+, the country’s second largest DTH platform.
However, the most visible sign of the change in ownership will take place much sooner, with the Era brand name being replaced by T-Mobile.
PTC had 13.3 million subscribers in Poland as of the end of Q3 last year.