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Polish Senate amends telecoms bill ahead of first 5G spectrum contest
Apr 10, 2019
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

The Polish Senate has amended the country’s draft telecommunications bill.  Read more...

Polish government drafts new law to overhaul spectrum management
Nov 19, 2018
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

Poland’s Ministry of Digital Affairs has released a new draft telecoms law which is to introduce a number of major changes to the country’s spectrum management framework and expand the powers of the Polish regulator.  Read more...

Poland’s regulator offers to extend 800 MHz licence for €404m
Aug 09, 2018
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

The Polish authorities' handling of spectrum management has been strongly criticised by the national auditor and this move is the latest instalment in a long-running row between the regulator and Sferia, one of the mobile operators. Read more...

Poland asks for EU help to resolve dispute with Russia over 700 MHz band
Jul 19, 2018
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

Poland’s digital affairs minister Marek Zagórski says Warsaw will seek the European Commission’s support in its ongoing row with Moscow over Russia’s reluctance to release spectrum in the 700 MHz band.  Read more...

Poland’s regulator to launch 450 MHz tender
Apr 17, 2018
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

The Polish parliament will soon amend the country’s telecoms law. The draft amendments include several relating to Poland’s spectrum policy and the activities of the country’s regulator, the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), including its forthcoming 450 MHz tender. Read more...

Poland to amend telecoms law ahead of spectrum auctions
Mar 05, 2018
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

A senior Polish digital affairs official says the country’s 5G contests and the redistribution of spectrum in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands mean Poland’s telecommunications laws have to be amended. The changes will include the ability for telecoms regulator UKE to reshuffle spectrum on its own if operators fail… Read more...

Poland’s auditor condemns handling of spectrum auctions and calls for legal changes
Oct 26, 2017
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

After the failed 2015 auction, which only ended after the government intervened, Poland's auditor says the law needs to change. Read more...

Polish regulator considers 450 MHz auction amid political controversies
Oct 20, 2017
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

Poland’s regulator UKE is mulling plans to sell spectrum in the 450 MHz band, but critics of the process claim the spectrum has been undervalued. Read more...

Operators call for more involvement in RSPG peer reviews
Oct 04, 2017
by Kane Mumford

Senior representatives from Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone called on the European Commission’s radio spectrum advisory body to open up peer reviews, following waning European institutional support for mandatory reviews. Read more...

Polish regulator cancels disputed 2007 auction and plans to re-sell spectrum
Aug 18, 2017
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

Ultimately UKE is expected to re-auction the 1800 MHz licences but the current holders will be allowed to use them in the meantime. However, this is only the latest installment in a lengthy legal battle which is likely to continue as local operators call for a tougher approach. Read more...