The President of UKE is preparing an action plan to support the activity of telecommunications operators with regard to eliminating the problems arising from thefts of telecommunications cables in Poland.
The Office of Electronic Communications, meeting the expectations of the market as to ensuring the reliability of telecommunications services, is preparing an action plan to support telecommunications operators in their activity with regard to eliminating the problems arising from thefts of telecommunications cables in Poland.
The effects and consequences resulting from the thefts and destruction of telecommunications infrastructure on a national scale have reached the level which calls for taking the necessary measures to eliminate the existing pathologies.
In recent years we have observed increased thefts of telecommunications cables, resulting in a loss of possibilities to use telecommunications services or to contact emergency services.
In 2010, only in case of a fixed telecommunications network of Telekomunikacja Polska SA over half a million subscribers were deprived of communications as a result of telecommunications cables thefts, of which 2500 affected emergency services, hospitals and educational units which were deprived of communications. After the third quarter of 2011, the number of damaged lines resulting from telecommunications cables thefts has reached nearly 400,000 subscriber lines, including over 1,900 failures in which emergency services, hospitals and educational units were deprived of communications.
The President of the Office of Electronic Communications will take necessary action in order to prevent telecommunications cables thefts, particularly in the critical areas of action referring to:
In the nearest future we are planning to:
In the current economic situation and given the social risks that result from the thefts of telecommunications infrastructure, it is necessary to take necessary action with the participation of all interested state institutions, operators, and the society, to stop the pathologies.
We invite interested parties to cooperate and report any problems to the mailbox