According to the adopted schedule, UKE presents today the Report on the coverage of the Republic of Poland with the existing telecommunications infrastructure, investment projects implemented in 2010 and planned for 2011 as well as with buildings enabling collocation.
The obligation to prepare the above document was imposed on the President of UKE under the Act of 7 May 2010 on supporting the development of telecommunications networks and services (Official Journal No 106, item 675) as well as the Ordinance of the Minister of the Interior and Administration of 3 March 2011 issued under Article 29 of the Act.
Two important facts must be stressed that had an impact on the telecommunications infrastructure stock-taking exercise. These include: first, a relatively humble experience of the telecommunications industry in creating such a comprehensive database describing quite heterogeneous elements of the reviewed infrastructure and second, the time factor.
The report was prepared thanks to huge efforts of the majority of participants to this process. Thanks to common understanding of the reasons for the exercise and commitment on the part of entities involved, i.e. telecommunications undertakings and local self-government authorities, the document that emerged serves as an excellent point of departure for establishing a knowledge bank on the telecommunications infrastructure in the territory of the Republic of Poland and the Polish telecommunications market. The availability of data and their content will certainly contribute to facilitating the process of drafting investment plans and applying for European funds supporting the infrastructure roll-out, in particular for the purposes of access to broadband services.
It is estimated that the entities that have responded to the request from the President of UKE own some 95 per cent of the telecommunications infrastructure operated in the entire country area. However, account should be taken of the fact that the data presented in the attached files reflects information the reliability of which is the outcome of the knowledge about the infrastructure, responsibility and accuracy of the entities involved in the process. Therefore gradual updates to the data are planned.