Poland’s telecoms regulator, the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), has announced that the country’s communications markets were worth a combined PLN40.15 billion (USD13.21 billion) in 2013, down 3.7% on the year before. The biggest fall – of 4.8% – came in the fixed line sector, while the mobile market also declined. The only segment to witness an upturn was for internet access, growing 3.7% year-on-year in value terms. Mobile services still account for the lion’s share of revenues, making up 46.3% of the overall market, according to UKE, with 81% of all mobile revenues coming from post-paid subscribers. Some 1.55 million mobile users switched operator in 2013, an increase of 23.9% from 2012. In the internet sector, meanwhile, UKE reports that at the end of 2013 more than one-third of all fixed broadband customers were on tariffs offering peak speeds of between 30Mbps and 100Mbps, while the number of users on packages of 100Mbps and above more than doubled from the year before.
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