Polish cable is capturing a growing share of the country’s fixed line internet market at the expense of the incumbent telco TP (Orange).
Parkiet reports that the three leading operators – UPC Polska, Multimedia Polska and Vectra– now account for 29.5% of subscribers and 28.5% of the market’s value, with the cable industry as a whole enjoying revenues of PLN500 million (€122.9 million) a year from the sector.
It adds that the country’s five largest operators gained 107,000 new fixed line internet subscribers, or 88% of the total, in the first half of this year, with UPC Polska (33,800) and Multimedia Polska (over 40,000) performing particularly well.
Vectra had a good second quarter, gaining 10,000 new fixed-line internet customers.
This is putting growing pressure on Orange, which lost 2,000 subscribers in the second quarter (4,000 in H1).
Significantly, the findings also show that 750,000 cable subscribers in Poland now have internet access at 20Mbps or higher.