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President of UKE awarded at the 5th TIME Economic Forum

Smart Grids and Telecommunications – this was the slogan of the TIME Economic Forum organised for the fifth time by the Polish Chamber of Commerce for Electronics and Telecommunications (KIGEiT) held on 25 February. At the Forum, Vice President of UKE Lidia Kozłowska took part in panel discussions on "The Digital Agenda – implementation vs. investments, facts and myths" and "Relevant markets – a new deal."

Visit of the delegation from Georgia

On 15 February 2013, a delegation from Georgia was on a study visit at UKE. The main goal of the visit was to share knowledge about regulation on competition and consumer protection applied in the Polish telecommunications market.

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Results of tender for 1800 MHz frequencies

The President of the Office of Electronic Communications has resolved tender for frequency licences in the 1800 MHz band for the provision of high-speed mobile Internet services. The offers of P4 Sp. z o.o. and Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa S.A. obtained the highest score. Within 2 years at least half of new transmitters will be launched in rural areas and in small towns. The state budget may be fed with a sum exceeding PLN 950 million due to paying fees for frequency licences.

Safer Internet Day - "Connect with respect"

On 5 February, we celebrate 5th International Safer Internet Day and its 2013 theme are the rights and responsibilities of a digital citizen.  The campaign's slogan is "Connect with respect".

The President of UKE awarded with ITU Certificate

On 1 February 2013, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) awarded Magdalena Gaj, President of the Office of Electronic Communications, with a certificate for her contribution to the WSIS Fund in Trust.

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Good practices for websites

Under the patronage of the President of the Office of Electronic Communications, "Good Practice Manual - WCAG 2.0" was published, developed by "Widzialni" Foundation. The publication explains how websites should be prepared to make them accessible for the largest possible number of digitally excluded users.

The President of UKE as the Patron of the National Internet Knowledge Contest

Registration for the 6th edition of the Net Masters Cup - National Internet Knowledge Contest has started. For a few years, the President of the Office of Electronic Communications has held the honorary patronage over the event. It is one of the largest contests in Europe for the knowledge of Internet and IT addressed to upper secondary school students.

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Certification programme of The President of the Office of Electronic Communications

The President of the Office of Electronic Communications introduces new principles of the Certification Programme of the President of UKE. Currently, the programme covers four categories: Safe Internet, No Barriers, Senior and Offer Comparison Website.

Consumer preferences in 2009-2012

In the recent years, mobile telephony has become the most popular telecommunications service in Poland - according to the consumer preferences survey conducted in Poland for the President of the Office of Electronic Communications.

Important changes to The Telecommunications Act

On 21 January 2013, the amendment to the Telecommunications Act enters into force which introduces a number of changes in the provisions, significant both for consumers and telecommunications undertakings.

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Vectra S.A. punished for the violation of telecommunications secrecy

The President of the Office of Electronic Communications imposed a fine on the cable operator Vectra S.A. in the amount of PLN 200,000 for the breach of obligations related to the processing and protection of end-user data.     

Control of implementation of decisions on new MTRs

The President of the Office of Electronic Communications began audit proceedings in order to check if mobile operators comply with regulatory obligations and implement new rates of interconnection settlements.

Cable television operator Vectra punished in connection with wiolation of consumer rights

In connection with a series of consumer complaints and violation of several information obligations in the provision of telecommunications services, the President of the Office of Electronic Communications imposed a fine in the amount of PLN 350,000 on Vectra S.A. 

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    The President of the Office of Electronic Communications (President of UKE) is the national regulatory authority for the market of telecommunications and postal services. The President of UKE is also the specialised authority in the area of equipment conformity assessment, including telecommunications terminal equipment and radio equipment.

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