Orange said the venture is a response Polkomtel's market position and monopoly in LTE as well as its significant market share in radio spectrum. The companies Mobyland and CenterNet, belonging to the Polkomtel group, own two neighbouring frequency blocks in the band 1800 MHz and make them available to each other. Thus they have 20 MHz available and, via network sharing with fellow Polkomtel group member Aero, the spectrum is also available to Polkomtel on wholesale basis. This enables Polkomtel to offer internet at 150 Mbps.
Orange has also analysed the various operators' spectrum usage efficiency in its arguments. Based on that, Orange has 0.5 million clients per 1 MHz and Play has 0.3 million clients per 1 MHz, whereas the efficiency of Polkomtel is only 0.2 million clients per 1 MHz. Orange argues that infrastructure sharing is beneficial for customers, e. g. in the 900 MHz band, sharing with T-Mobile Poland allowed UMTS 900 to be offered, with an increase in 3G coverage from 82 to 99 percent. Before, UMTS 900 was used only by Play and Polkomtel. This means customers can now choose from among the services of four operators instead two.
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