UKE plans to divide TP SA
In order to cut the prices of fixed-line connections, the market watchdog UKE is preparing a project which would result in the division of TP SA into two companies: one managing the infrastructure and a second one which would provide the telecommunications services. While the European Commission supports this idea, the operator is strongly against it. Anna Strezynska, the president of UKE, quoted by Rzeczpospolita, explained that dividing TP SA is to entail the lowering of wholesale prices of services, which may be reflected in the reductions of prices for TP SA subscribers.
According to Ireneusz Piecuch, the executive director of TP SA, there are no legal principles and no substantial reasons for such a split. UKE presents a different opinion and intends to use the opportunity to comply with the act about the “special means” if the regulation of the telecommunication market demands such a step. All in all, the implementation of that idea seems to be a matter for future resolution as currently UKE is still working on a comprehensive analysis of the project.