Netia to invest PLN200m in 2014

1 Apr 2014

Polish internet service provider (ISP) Netia has announced plans to invest PLN200 million (USD66 million) in 2014 to improve its infrastructure, with a particular focus on Wi-Fi. Local news portal Media2.pl quotes a senior Netia official as saying: ‘We see great potential in Wi-Fi technology. Each mobile device – phone, smartphone or tablet – has this technology and the concept of this output is beyond the scope [of] our telecommunication network.’ Netia currently provides Wi-Fi to its subscribers at 250,000 locations in Poland, and 12.6 million locations worldwide through its partnership with global Wi-Fi provider Fon. Moving forward, Netia has highlighted two strategies for Wi-Fi hotspots. The first of which would see Netia provide free Wi-Fi access through its own hotspots, generating revenue through advertising, whilst a second would see the operator share costs to provide Wi-Fi networks in businesses such as restaurants and coffee shops. Netia is also considering investment in other industries, but is yet to finalise any specific plans.

Poland, Netia,

Subscribe

Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate

Feedback

Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to editors@commsupdate.com.

Browse Past Issues

Filter

Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.

Search

Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.

Advertise

CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.

Share