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To provide a level playing field for the new entrants and encourage competition, the Polish regulator, the Urzad Komunikacji Elektronicznej (UKE), significantly reduced the mobile termination rates (MTRs) of operators with significant market power (SMP). It also implemented a plan to achieve symmetry between MTRs and fixed termination rates (FTRs) by the end of 2013, and published respective glidepaths to this effect.
Another key event in 2009 was the agreement between Telekomunikacja Polska (TP) and the UKE regarding the incumbent's anti-competitive behavior. As a result, TP is expected to increase cooperation with alternative operators going forward, thereby encouraging effective competition.
The reduction in termination charges (both MTRs and FTRs), as well as TP's commitment to encourage competition in the wholesale market, is expected to benefit end users by bringing down tariffs.