Foreign internet companies have little interest in the polish market

Waiting the motto

After politen’s limits for the world, so also for the economic world, have inflated, they were immediately there. Rough foreign and international companies beat their roots on the whole new, Polish market – first through cooperation and representation, then by buying Polish industrial companies, then also by building their own factories themselves. It is different in the network: The largest, world-renowned companies do not even seem to know that it is the domain *.Place.

Although the Internet develops intensively in Poland, there are Z.B. Neither Yahoo.Pl Still InfoSeek.PL still Aol, from Altavista, there is only one approach and under Lycos.Pl and excite.PL can you be a rather little well-known Polish media agency "Link system" Find. The best Polish domains have been sold, and so some owners whistles fat booty if those interested should come.

But the wait and watch only the fight between Polish companies that have been expanding their position in the local web for years. Right now, when the Polish telecom with flatrate starts and you are always often the offer of alternative Internet providers (Z.B. Cable Networks) uses, always creates new portal pages that rival around the many users and few advertisers. And although the choice is always gross, virtually two giants determine the trends: Wirtualna Polska and Onet.PL.

No wonder that the two services are very similar and that every one of them is just about the competitor. Both, of course, not only offer web catalogs with search service, but also news, free email accounts, chat rooms, ads, jobbors, etc. Onet, every registered user 3 MB for their own website are available for their own website.

In the waiting room there are two more comrades. The Internet company TP Internet wool rounded by the Telekom, so its Prasident Kulagowski, in the next three years, translated more than 220 million marks "in the development of Internet services and e-commerce" invest. The goods then about a third of all costs that are invested according to experts FURS Polish Internet in the named time. The first TPI products are expected in the first quarter of 2000. At the beginning of 2000, Internet Idea should be converted into an AG and then start with coarse projects.

For more "Giants" If there is hardly any place, so it wonders if foreign companies want to think about more or less friendly supposition or more likely to win in competition. And, of course, why they actually wait so long.

Among the potential answers to the last question probably pays the fact that the Polish online market remains unexplored. Hardly anyone’s wife with certainty how many internosites there in Poland, which habits you have and what you can earn at them. Probably the decision makers are not blind: in a country, in the Z.B. the gasoline price since 1.1.In 1999 has been increased 21 times and a total of 50-60 percent rose, in which the inflation and unemployment rise and the early, very intensive economic development of the rulers "Solidarnosc" has been stopped, you can not expect rough profits in the foreseeable future. If a country is ruled so poor, a foreign manager who supervises a market expansion, actually two options: either he thinks "As long as this coalition is on power, we want to risk nothing" – or but "Cool, we tricked out!". How it seems, the first mentioned way of thinking wins.

Covering value maybe there is still a reason for the returning of the foreigners. In the "normal" Industry they had to act quickly, so that the Polish companies that have developed freely under normal market conditions since 1989 and, not least thanks to the relatively cheap workforce, could effectively enter foreign market. And so numerous and traditional Polish factories have been sold in the last 10 years either to foreign investors or arrested from their previous sales markets. Not without lobbying and even diplomatic prere from Washington driven into the bankruptcy. As a prime example, you can call the Polish aircraft and helicopter factories. Even in the 1990s, coarse hopes were connected with the Jet Iryda and the combat helicopter Sokol – both had all the chances to be successfully sold today at Nato-Lander. But now the development programs stopped, the manufacturers bankruptcy and tens thousands of employees without a job. Poland will buy aircraft and helicopter abroad.

But it was, is and remains the local online industry for nobody dangerous. On the Internet, the freshly baked NATO member and impatient EU candidate Poland can never expand worldwide – already because of the language barrier. Even if the well-known Slavic nature of one day would lead to any change in computer science, all standards and trends are determined anyway beyond the coarse pond anyway. Poland – and thus the incident Central Europe – can therefore wait for the rough e-business. Who wife, maybe then turns out that it’s somehow possible without Uncle Sam?

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