The President of the Office of Electronic Communications has developed a bottom-up model, enabling to determine the rate for FTR services, provided by the Polish fixed telecommunications network operators.
The Commission Recommendation of 7 May 2009 on the Regulatory Treatment of Fixed and Mobile Termination Rates in the EU (2009/396/EC, Recommendation) imposed obligations on the member states of the European Union, related to the determination of i.a. the rate for the wholesale voice call termination service in public fixed telecommunications networks (FTR) based on a bottom-up model of long-run incremental costs (pure LRIC), taking into consideration a number of guidelines set out in the Recommendation.
As a result, in 2014 the President of the Office of Electronic Communications undertook actions aimed at the implementation of the provisions of the Recommendation and at the end of 2014, with the support of Ernst & Young Audit, developed a bottom-up model enabling to determine the rate for FTR services provided by the Polish fixed telecommunications network operators.
In the process of preparing the bottom-up model (pure LRIC) a meeting was organised with the representatives of telecommunications chambers.
During the meeting, which was held in October 2014, the President of UKE presented a concept of technical and methodological approach to the implementation of the said model. As a result of consultation on the solution presented by the President of UKE, positions and comments were submitted by telecommunications operators, which were taken into account while working on the model.
On 16 February at the authority's headquarters the President of UKE organised a meeting that summarised the project. During the meeting the fundamentals of the bottom-up model were presented to the representatives of the telecommunications industry associated in the National Chamber of Electronics and Telecommunications Industry (KIGEiT), the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT) and the Polish Chamber of Electronic Communication (PIKE).
The tool developed by the President of UKE presented to the Chambers reflects the methodological assumptions arising from the Recommendation, i.e. the application of future-oriented bottom-up methodology (pure LRIC) and the application of an effective operator concept.