According to daily Parkiet, CATV operator UPC is considering offering mobile internet access as a supplementary offer to its current services. The daily quotes the vice president of Liberty Global as saying that offering these kinds of services only makes sense when the service coverage is nationwide. According to Parkiet, this suggests UPC will participate in the 800 MHz frequency tender, with services planned to be launched in 2013/14.
In our opinion, this statement is not the same as UPC being willing to join the 800MHz tender. In addition to the frequency, which will be among the
most expensive sold on the market, UPC would have to expand its network, or would have to share the network with other market players. After such declarations, it would be reasonable to use a wholesale operator such as Midas, or any other if it appeared. If UPC actually decided to take part in the 800MHz tender, it would mean more pressure on the price of the frequency blocks, which would translate into higher investments for MNOs such as .