Consultation of draft decisions on telecommunications cables in multi-dwelling buildings
10 January 2019
On 10 January 2019, the President of the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) initiated the consultation of draft decisions specifying conditions for ensuring access to telecommunications infrastructure with regard to telecommunications cables:
- Netia S.A. with its main office in Warsaw
- UPC Polska sp. z o. o. with its main office in Warsaw
- Multimedia Polska S.A. with its main office in Gdynia
- „Vectra Investments” sp. z o. o. sp.j. with its main office in Warsaw
- INEA S.A. with its main office in Poznan
- Toya sp. z o. o. with its main office in Lodz
The conditions for ensuring access to telecommunications infrastructure with regard to telecommunications cables in multi-dwelling buildings, included in the decisions, constitute a universal set of rules and principles when applying for access to telecommunications cables.
The proposed regulation is designed to meet the needs of telecommunications undertakings, while not interfering with the operation of infrastructure operators. The consultation also covers a tool which will be used by telecommunications undertakings to determine access fees.
The consulted draft decisions pursue the Strategic lines of actions of the President of UKE for 2017-2021. The intention of the regulator is to promote co-investments, support the development and sharing of infrastructure as well as to ensure efficient cooperation among operators. The drafts, preceded by an analysis of the terms of cooperation and a workshop with market players, implement the concepts of the Digital Agenda for Europe and Europe 2020 strategy. They also execute the concepts of the Framework Directive and the Telecommunications Act. Symmetric access to infrastructure is also one of the assumptions of the European Electronic Communications Code adopted last year.
The President of UKE asks entities involved in the consultation for their precise and constructive comments supported by relevant arguments - where possible - supported by countable evidence, which will help develop universal and optimal access conditions for all market players. UKE does not exclude the possibility of conducting a second round of consultations.