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Czech Republic - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses


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Czech Republic - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Mobile penetration in the Czech Republic is among the highest in Central Europe. The market has attracted investment from the major Western European players, with Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone Group each having an interest in the sector. O2 CR was recently acquired by an investment firm, and has been split into a network management business and a separate retail business, while U:fon in May 2016 was sold to a private equity firm. All operators have focused on growing revenue by marketing mobile broadband and other value-added services such as mobile content and applications. To this end they have invested in LTE infrastructure and technologies. LTE coverage reaches about 98% of the population, while technologies including LTE-A and tri-band carrier aggregation are being widely deployed.
This report covers the mobile market of the Czech Republic, providing an overview of the network operators Vodafone, T-Mobile, O2 Czech Republic and Air Telekom (formerly MobilKom), as well as technological, market and regulatory developments. A range of market and company statistics provide an insight into the state of both the mobile voice and data markets, as well as the performance and strategies of the key network players.

Key developments:

Regulator prepares for June 2017 auction of 3.6GHz spectrum; EC antitrust regulators investigate network sharing arrangements between O2 CR and T-Mobile CR; regulator auctions remaining blocks of spectrum in the 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands; T-Mobile switches on LTE in the 2600MHz band, adding to services in the 800MHz and 1800MHz bands; additional MVNOs launch services; O2 CR contracts infrastructure provider CETIN to build additional mobile transmitters across Prague; Vodafone CR launches VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling services; MNOs promote m-payment services; T-Mobile CR and Vodafone CR launch tri-band carrier aggregation LTE services; T-Mobile looks to end 3G services by 2020; regulator closes analogue NMT network; MVNO sector developing with new market entrants; report update includes the regulator's market data updates for 2015, telcos' operating and financial data to Q1 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

O2 Czech Republic, T-Mobile Czech Republic, Vodafone Czech Republic, Air Telekom (MobilKom, U:fon).


1. Synopsis
2. Market analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics
3.2 Mobile voice
3.3 Mobile data
3.3.1 SMS and MMS
3.4 Mobile broadband
4. Regulatory issues
4.1 Significant market power (SMP) obligations
4.2 Roaming tariffs
4.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
4.4 GSM licences
4.5 UMTS licences
4.6 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
4.7 Network sharing
4.7.1 Spectrum auctions
5. Mobile infrastructure
5.1.1 Analogue networks
5.1.2 Digital networks
5.1.3 GSM
5.1.4 Code division multiple access (CDMA)
5.1.5 3G
5.1.6 TDD-UMTS
5.1.7 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
5.2 Other infrastructure developments
5.2.1 General packet radio service (GPRS)
5.2.2 Push-to-talk (PTT)
5.2.3 Enhanced data for GSM evolution (EDGE)
5.2.4 High-speed packet access (HSPA)
5.2.5 1x EV-DO
6. M2M
7. Major mobile operators
7.1.1 O2 Czech Republic
7.1.2 T-Mobile Czech Republic
7.1.3 Vodafone Czech Republic
7.1.4 Nordic Telecom (MobilKom/U:fon)
7.1.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
8. Mobile content and applications
8.2 Location-based services
8.3 Mobile advertising
8.4 M-commerce
8.5 M-payments
8.6 Mobile TV
9. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995 - 2009
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 - 2017
Table 3 Market share of subscribers by operator 2010 - 2015
Table 4 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2001 - 2015
Table 5 T-Mobile CR prepaid subscribers 2005 - 2017
Table 6 O2 CR prepaid subscribers 2004 - 2017
Table 7 Vodafone CR prepaid subscribers 2005 - 2016
Table 8 Mobile data traffic 2011 - 2016
Table 9 Average mobile data use per subscriber 2011 - 2015
Table 10 Mobile internet ARPU 2011 - 2015
Table 11 Total SMS messages sent 2003 - 2016
Table 12 O2 CR SMS messages sent 2014 - 2016
Table 13 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 - 2016
Table 14 Dedicated mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2007 - 2015
Table 21 O2 CR subscribers 2006 - 2017
Table 22 O2 CR mobile service revenue () 2006 - 2013
Table 23 O2 CR mobile service revenue (CZK) 2012 - 2017
Table 24 O2 CR mobile service revenue (CZK) 2012 2017
Table 25 O2 CR ARPU () 2006 - 2013
Table 26 O2 CR ARPU (CZK) 2012 - 2017
Table 27 T-Mobile CR subscribers 2006 - 2017
Table 28 T-Mobile CR mobile service revenue 2009 - 2017
Table 29 T-Mobile CR blended ARPU 2004 - 2017
Table 30 Vodafone CR subscribers 2008 - 2016
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2017
Chart 2 O2 CR ARPU (CZK) 2012 - 2017
Exhibit 1 2G spectrum awarded in the Czech Republic

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