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

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

The Czech mobile market has attracted investment from a number of major European telcos, including Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Group and Telefónica. Although the government in 2017 amended the Telecommunications Act to improve pricing for end-users the market remains relatively uncompetitive. To address this the regulator planned to attract a new market player when it auctions 5G-suitable spectrum in 2019.
Considerable changes have occurred in the market in recent years. O2 Czech Republic was sold by Telefónica to an investment firm, the PPF Group, and has been split into a network management business and a separate retail business, while the mobile services provider U:fon was acquired by Nordic Investors and now trades as Nordic Telecom.
All telcos 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. T-Mobile and O2 are both active in developing services and applications based on 5G.
This report covers the Czech Republic's mobile market, providing an overview of the network operators Vodafone, T-Mobile, O2 and Nordic Telekom, as well as developments in technologies and regulatory affairs. 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 makes progress in 700MHz spectrum auction for 5G services;
T-Mobile CR launches home LTE broadband service;
Amended Telecoms Act reducing mobile number porting times;
Regulator assigns 3.6GHz spectrum blocks to licensees;
T-Mobile switches on LTE in the 2600MHz band, adding to services in the 800MHz and 1800MHz bands;
Vodafone CR launches VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling services;
MNOs promote m-payment services;
T-Mobile to close 3G services by 2020;
Report update includes the regulator's annual report and market reports to March 2018; telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2018; recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

O2 Czech Republic, T-Mobile Czech Republic, Vodafone Czech Republic, Nordic Telecom (MobilKom, U:fon).


1. Synopsis
2. Market analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics
4. Mobile infrastructure
4.1.1 5G
4.1.2 4G (LTE)
4.1.3 3G
4.1.4 TDD-UMTS
4.1.5 GSM
4.1.6 Analogue networks
4.2 Other infrastructure developments
4.2.1 M2M
4.2.2 IoT
4.3 Mobile voice
4.4 Mobile data
4.4.1 SMS and MMS
4.5 Mobile broadband statistics
5. Regulatory issues
5.1 Significant market power (SMP) obligations
5.2 Roaming tariffs
5.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
5.4 GSM licences
5.5 UMTS licences
5.6 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
5.7 Network sharing
5.8 Spectrum auctions
5.8.1 3.6-3.8GHz
5.8.2 700MHz
6. Major mobile operators
6.1.1 O2 Czech Republic
6.1.2 T-Mobile Czech Republic
6.1.3 Vodafone Czech Republic
6.1.4 Nordic Telecom (MobilKom/U:fon)
6.1.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
7. Mobile content and applications
7.2 Location-based services
7.3 Mobile advertising
7.4 M-commerce
7.5 M-payments
8. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995 - 2009
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 - 2018
Table 3 Market share of subscribers by operator 2010 - 2015
Table 6 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2001 - 2016
Table 7 T-Mobile CR prepaid subscribers 2005 - 2018
Table 8 O2 CR prepaid subscribers 2004 - 2018
Table 9 Vodafone CR prepaid subscribers 2005 - 2018
Table 11 Mobile voice traffic 2009 - 2016
Table 12 Average broadband data use per subscriber 2011 - 2016
Table 13 Mobile internet ARPU 2011 - 2015
Table 14 Total SMS messages sent 2003 - 2016
Table 15 O2 CR SMS messages sent 2014 - 2018
Table 16 Total MMS messages sent 2009 - 2016
Table 17 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 - 2018
Table 18 Dedicated mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2007 - 2016
Table 19 European roaming charges 2007 2016
Table 20 European data roaming charges 2014 - 2017
Table 21 SMS roaming charges by operator 2010 - 2015
Table 22 Data roaming charges by operator 2012 - 2015
Table 24 O2 CR subscribers 2006 - 2018
Table 25 O2 CR mobile service revenue () 2006 - 2013
Table 26 O2 CR mobile service revenue (CZK) 2012 - 2018
Table 27 O2 CR mobile service revenue (CZK) 2012 2018
Table 28 O2 CR ARPU () 2006 - 2013
Table 29 O2 CR ARPU (CZK) 2012 - 2018
Table 30 T-Mobile CR subscribers 2006 - 2018
Table 31 T-Mobile CR mobile service revenue 2009 - 2018
Table 32 T-Mobile CR blended ARPU 2004 - 2018
Table 33 Vodafone CR subscribers 2008 - 2018
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2018
Chart 2 O2 CR ARPU (CZK) 2012 - 2018
Exhibit 1 2G spectrum 1999
Exhibit 2 Multi-spectrum auction 2013

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