The Electronics and Telecommunications Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences awarded the President of Emitel with the title of the Leader of the Polish ICT Sector and the Golden Cyborg statuette. The Jury decided to recognise Andrzej Kozłowski’s contribution to the development of radio broadcasting and radio telecommunication services in Poland and innovative projects concerning smart cities. The awards ceremony took place on 30 September in NASK’s headquarters.

Emitel is the leading terrestrial radio and television network operator in Poland. One of the key projects carried out to date is the change of the frequency range of the television broadcasting (700MHz spectrum refarming), combined with the process of transition to the new DVB-T2/HEVC broadcasting standard. Emitel also increases the broadcasting range of DAB+ digital radio for Polish Radio. Following the launch of new transmitters in 2020, today nearly 70% of Poland’s population can enjoy digital broadcasts. The company also develops telecommunications infrastructure for mobile operators and implements smart city solutions based on Internet of Things technologies.

“This award is particularly special to me because it was presented by the telecommunications research community. I would like to thank the Competition Jury for this distinction. I believe in working hand in hand with the scientific and academic community and consider it very important. That is why Emitel carries out development and scholarship programmes, and I am personally involved in them as the head of the Council of the Foundation for the Support of Radio and Multimedia Technology Development at Warsaw University of Technology”, said Andrzej J. Kozłowski, President of the Management Board of Emitel S.A

Golden Cyborgs have been awarded by the Committee on Electronics and Telecommunications of the Polish Academy of Sciences since 1998 to outstanding figures in the field of telecommunications and information technologies, with a track record of successes in science or management. The prize is a token of appreciation for the activities of the ICT industry in Poland. The Golden Cyborg Award Jury is chaired by Prof. Józef Woźniak – Chairman of the Telecommunications Section of the Committee on Electronics and Telecommunications of the Polish Academy of Sciences.