The Polish incumbent telco TPSA has played down the competition it now faces from Cyfrowy Polsat, the country’s leading DTH platform, in the provision of internet services.
Speaking to Parkiet, its president Maciej Witucki said that although the LTE technology Cyfrowy Polsat is now using is an “interesting new evolution of mobile internet”, the telco’s response would be to participate in an auction for 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz frequencies next year.
Witucki also said that over 73% of its lines are now able to offer internet access at speeds of 6 Mbps or higher.
Furthermore, he predicted that by 2015 TPSA would no longer be selling fixed line telephony or indeed single play services.
The telco is an increasingly important player in Poland’s pay-TV industry, with a combined subscriber total of 615,000 to its DTH and IPTV operations as of the third quarter.