WARSAW, Poland - March 31, 2000 - Netia Holdings SA (Nasdaq: NTIA), Poland¿s largest alternative fixed-line telephone operator, today announced significant reductions in tariffs for off-peak fixed-to-mobile and domestic long-distance calls between the hours of 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM.
Netia¿s tariff changes follow the simplified off-peak tariff structure to be introduced by TP S.A. starting April 1, 2000. The Netia Blue Plan continues to match TP S.A.¿s standard tariffs, while the Netia Green Plan combines a slightly higher monthly fee with lower usage charges.
Starting April 1, 2000 Netia will reduce the charges for DLD and fixed-to-mobile calls by approximately 33% between 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM daily. New charges, net of VAT, are as follows:
|Type of call||Fee per minute (PLN)|
|Blue plan||Green plan|
| DLD calls to II zone (up to 100 km)||0,36||0,24||0,35||0,23|
| DLD calls to III zone (above 100 km)||0,48||0,32||0,46||0,31|
| Fixed to mobile calls||1,05||0,70||0,99||0,66|
NETIA HOLDINGS is the largest alternative fixed-line telecommunications operator in Poland. In March 2000 Netia won the tender for the Warsaw voice telephony license. Including Warsaw, Netia has 24 licenses for local telecommunications services in territories covering some 15 million people or approximately 40% of the Polish population. The Company¿s existing local telephone license territories cover five of the country¿s ten largest urban areas including Krakow, Poznan, Gdansk, Lublin, Katowice and several territories surrounding the city of Warsaw. Netia has also secured the benefit of a nationwide data and IP license to provide data transmission and internet-based services. In February 2000, the Netia 1 consortium was awarded a nationwide domestic long distance voice license.