Netia, Polish telecom operator, started providing a test internet access service with the speeds of 900 Mbps in selected locations, including Lodz, Bialystok, Szczecin, Krakow, Tychy, Ruda Slaska, Bielsko-Biala, Rybnik, Zabrze, Wroclaw. The coverage will be further increased in the future. The new service will cost PLN 99.9 per month, with the first month for free, as reported by rpkom.pl.
In 2016, Netia announced its investment plan, according to which the telco will earmark about PLN 417m by 2020 for the modernization of 1.6m lines to the FTTx standard. In the fourth quarter of 2016, the first contracts for major works were to be signed. Netia has 1.408 million homes passed with its copper network (of which 655,000 in the NGA network), 592,000 HP with FTTB - ETTH network (of which 242,000 in the NGA network), 165,000 HP with FTTH – PON network and 385,000 with the HFC network.
In autumn 2016, Posnania shopping center in Poznan implemented a new geolocation service based on the infrastructure installed by Netia. According to the operator, this was one of the first and the largest geolocation projects using intelligent WiFi in Poland. Netia installed 200 km of cables, stretching over 100,000 m2 of the shopping center. Geolocation service will help clients to move around the facility. It also has to serve as a marketing tool for owners and tenants of the center. Interestingly, Netia built a mobile telephony network in Posnania in cooperation with Polish mobile operator P4, providing a reach of the networks of all mobile operators.