News for ICT (IT & telecommunications) market

  • Polish market regulator wants PLN 116m for 450 MHz band

    Orange Polska decided to withdraw from applying for the extension of the 450 MHz band licence due to its high cost. The procedure concerning this issue began in October 2016. It was the first time when the Polish operator had resigned from the allocation of a frequency reservation. Polish telecom… »

  • Number of data centres owned by public administration in Poland exceeds 140

    Data centres owned by public administration in Poland are today a burden for the insitutions as they generate very high costs, believes Leszek Masniak, chief data officer at the Ministry of Digitization, as reported by telko.in. According to the Ministry of Digitization, currently there are… »

  • Wasko: net profit falling by 99% in 2016

    The net profit of Wasko, one of the biggest Polish IT integrators, fell by 81% in the fourth quarter of 2016 to PLN 1.5m (€0.3m) from PLN 7.9m (€1.8m) in the corresponding period in 2015. The sales revenues were lower by 43% and amounted to PLN 70.2m (almost €16m). In the whole… »

  • Polish IT companies accused of bid rigging

    Polish antimonopoly regulator UOKiK (Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection) is investigating an alleged collusion between Polish IT companies leading to bid rigging. The prohibited agreement may concern the three tenders for provision of hosting and collocation services organised by… »

  • IT outsourcing services harmful for projects in public administration?

    Outsourcing of IT specialists could in fact be more expensive and less effective method of implementing IT projects in the public administration in Poland, believes Dominik Zochowski, CEO of Engave, IT services company. In an interview for CRN he states that the reduction of costs may be only… »

  • Public administration in Poland to hire IT specialists

    The public sector in Poland will implement IT projects using their own or hired IT specialists, rather than outsource the whole projects to IT companies, believes Puls Biznesu. It is suggested by recent tenders for IT body leasing announced by state entities. The largest one was announced by Center… »

  • Consolidation of Polish hosting market continues

    H88 (the company created through the merger of several large hosting companies) acquired Active24.pl and strengthened its position as the second largest company in the domain market in Poland. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Active24.pl is part of an international group,… »

  • Mobile segment accounts for 3.2% of Poland's GDP

    The mobile sector in Poland accounts for as much as 3.2% of Polish GDP, according to data from report conducted by PwC for Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT). PwC looks at the development of mobile technology, which combines with the spread of mobile devices… »

  • Orange Polska: PLN 1.75bn net loss in 2016

    At the end of 2016, Orange Polska had almost 16m active SIM cards, about 404,000 less than at the end of the third quarter 2016. At the same time, the number of mobile RGUs grew by 0.6% y-o-y, from 15,906 thousand to 15,990 thousand. The slight increase in RGUs resulted from a growth in the… »

  • Netflix reaches 1.7% of Polish internet users on PCs

    2016 was the first year of Netflix presence on the Polish VoD market. The service is still not very popular in Poland, with its website reaching 1.7% of all internet users. In January 2016, Netflix website was visited by almost 338,000 Polish internet users on PCs, which accounted for 1.5% of the… »