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The price analysis of services providing the direct cable Internet connection in Poland


2015-05-15
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The President of UKE presents the price Analysis for the provision of the direct cable Internet connection in Poland. The analysis was made on the basis  of the price lists and terms applicable on 19 March 2015.

 

The aim of the analysis was to determine the average monthly cost for the direct cable Internet users in Poland. In addition, the indicated analysis involved a comparison of prices applicable in 2014  and 2015.

The analysis related to the price lists and regulations of eight telecommunications companies that displayed their share in the direct cable Internet market (in terms of the number of subscribers) higher than 1%.
The key findings of the analysis include:

Individual customers

Individual customers have to pay from 29.9 PLN (INEA, 1 Mb/s, 24-month contract) to 143.65 PLN (INEA, 500 Mb/s, 24-month contract) for the direct cable Internet access. Additionally, the INEA operator provided the biggest price range, the maximum and the minimum price differed by almost 114 PLN.

Figure 1. The minimum, average and maximum values of the average cost of using


Source: UKE

When compared to the last year's prices, average costs of having a direct cable Internet access declined in the majority of speed ranges. The biggest price fall was observed in case of services with a bit rate of 30 Mb/s to 100 Mb/s, and it amounted to 17,20 PLN (the fall of 21.45%). Only in case of the range from 2 Mb/s to 10 Mb/s, average monthly rates for the Internet access were slightly higher than in 2014.

Figure 2. The arithmetic average monthly cost of service for individual customers in the reporting period

Source: UKE

Institutional customers

Average monthly costs covered by business customers for the service providing a direct cable connection to the Internet ranged from 33,27 PLN (INEA, 1 Mb/s, 24-month contract) to 234.89 PLN (UPC, 300 Mb/s, 24-month contract ). The least diversified tender in terms of prices was presented by Internetia. The difference between the highest and the lowest price in case of the indicated  operator amounted only to about 9 PLN.

Figure 3. The minimum, average and maximum values of the average cost of using

Source: UKE

As in case of tenders for individual customers, the average prices for network access to services for business customers also decreased when compared to 2014. The only exception were the rates for the direct cable Internet connection at speed ranging from  2 Mb/s to 10 Mb/s, which increased by an average of 2.68 PLN within a year. The biggest difference in prices was observed in the range up to 2 Mb/s, where an average cost of the direct cable connection in 2015 was lower by nearly 20 PLN (i.e. 34.25%) as compared to 2014.

Figure 4. An arithmetic average of a monthly cost of using the service for institutional customers in the analyzed period

Source: UKE

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