Polsat’s Plus first up with 5G in Poland

Plus, the mobile unit of Polsat Group, the Polish free and pay TV broadcaster, has launched the country’s first 5G mobile network. Plus, operated by Polsat company Polkomtel, is operating 100 mobile transmitters across seven cities – Warsaw, Gdańsk, Katowice, Łódź, Poznań, Szczecin and Wrocław The operator plans to extend its coverage to the whole […]

Polsat CFO extends responsibilities

Polish broadcaster Polsat Group’s chief financial officer, Tomasz Szeląg, has been made a member of the supervisory boards across the companies of parent company Solorz-Zak Group. Szeląg, who is already a member of the supervisory board of free-to-air TV arm Telewizja Polsat Sp. z oo, ZE PAK SA and Plus Bank SA, will now also serve […]

Cyfrowy Polsat sees revenue grow as internet subs rise

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat saw its revenue grow by 6% on a like for like basis in the first half of the year to PLN838 million (€197 million), thanks to the sale of telecoms products and services. Including Metelem Group – the holding company of mobile operator Plus’s owner Polkomtel – which was […]

Cyfrowy Polsat sees strong SmartDOM growth

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has reported strong growth of SmartDOM customers, the multi-play offering it introduced following its acquisition of mobile player Polkomtel. The operator had 569,000 SmartDOM customers at the end of last year taking a total of 1.753 million services. Cyfrowy Polsat’s SmartDOM offer allows customers to purchase the second product […]

Netia teams up with P4 for quad-play

Polish triple-play service provider Netia has teamed up with local mobile provider P4 to deliver mobile services to its customers.  Netia chose to team up with P4, which operates the Play service, after several months of negotiations with both P4 and rival operator Polkomtel. Netia CEO Adam Sawicki said that Play was “the most attractive […]

Cyfrowy Polsat’s Libicki quits over differences in implementation of strategy

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat’s president Dominik Libicki has resigned over differences in implementing the group’s strategy. Libicki is departing after 20 years with the Polsat Group, Poland’s leading commercial broadcaster. Cyfrowy Polsat said in a statement that its board would press forwards with their existing strategy, and emphasized that the differences with Libicki […]

Ericsson trials LTE broadcast with Polkomtel in Poland

Ericsson and Polish telco Polkomtel have carried out what they claim to be the first test of LTE broadcast technology in Poland.  The trial, which took place on August 30, saw the firms stream the opening game of the 2014 World Volleyball Championship between Poland and Serbia to 300 guests and journalists at Warsaw’s National […]

Multimedia Polska to launch MVNO

Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska is to become an MVNO after striking a deal with Polkomtel, operator of the Plus network.  The deal will give Multimedia Polska wholesale access to the Plus network, allowing it to provide a full range of retail mobile services, including roaming and access to premium numbers. Polkomtel will provide customer […]

Cyfrowy Polsat buys majority stake in mobile telco Polkomtel

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has agreed to buy a majority stake in mobile telco Polkomtel,  in a deal worth roughly PLN5.15 billion (€1.23 billion) that it said will establish it as “the largest media-telecommunications group in Poland.” Cyfrowy Polsat said it had agreed to buy an 83.8% stake in Metelem Holding Company Limited, the firm that holds full control over Polkomtel – […]