Poland’s Court of Competition and Consumer Protection (SOKiK) has dismissed an appeal by the Polish Chamber of Information Technology (PIIT) related to access to the infrastructure of Multimedia Polska, the country’s third largest cable operator.
In a statement, the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) says that PIIT was appealing against its decision on September 11, 2018 determining the conditions for providing access.
It adds that in its appeal PIIT contested the amount of charges set out for the provision of cable ducting, arguing that they were discriminatory and should be lowered.
However, SOKiK ruled that the fees should not be identical for all entrepreneurs.
UKE concludes that this is the first decision issued on appeals against seven decisions setting out the framework conditions for access to the technical infrastructure of leading cable operators in Poland.
Further hearings are scheduled from January 2020.