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


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Mobile penetration in the Czech Republic is among the highest in Central European nations and is high even by western European levels. With mobile voice markets saturated, the established operators, all owned by major Western European players (with the exception of O2 CR, recently acquired by an investment firm, and now split into a network management business and a separate retail business) have focused on growing revenue by marketing mobile broadband and other value-added services such as mobile content and applications.

Mobile advertising has been identified as a future growth market opportunity for mobile operators due to changing media usage patterns, with Vodafone the most active in this area. 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 network players that operate in these markets.

Key developments:

O2 launches O2 TV Go mobile TV service, also Air Internet wireless broadband service; T-Mobile trials new mobile TV services; regulator consults on the tender for additional frequencies in the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands unsold in 2013; O2 CR and T-Mobile CR agree a national LTE network sharing deal; MNOs promote m-payment services; T-Mobile launches DC-HSPA+ offering 42Mb/s as well as the country's first LTE-A service; Vodafone upgrades network HSPA+; regulator closes analogue NMT network; mobile ARPU continues to fall; MVNO market developing with new players; MTRs reduced for incumbent MNOs; regulator's 2014 report and market data updates into 2015; telcos' operating and financial data to Q1 2015; recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:

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


1. Synopsis
2. Market analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics
3.2 Mobile voice
3.3 Mobile voice
3.4 Mobile data
3.4.1 SMS and MMS
3.5 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 Auctions in 2015
4.7 Mobile data network tender
4.8 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
4.9 Network sharing
4.9.1 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. Major mobile operators
6.1.1 Overview
6.1.2 O2 Czech Republic
6.1.3 T-Mobile Czech Republic
6.1.4 Vodafone Czech Republic
6.1.5 MobilKom/U:fon
6.1.6 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
6.2 Mobile content and applications
6.2.1 Location-based services
6.2.2 Mobile advertising
6.2.3 M-commerce
6.2.4 M-payments
6.2.5 Mobile TV
7. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995 - 2004
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2015
Table 3 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2001 - 2015
Table 4 Prepaid and postpaid subscribers 2008 - 2013
Table 5 T-Mobile CR prepaid subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 6 O2 CR prepaid subscribers 2004 - 2015
Table 7 Vodafone CR prepaid subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 8 Total SMS messages sent 2003 - 2015
Table 9 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 - 2015
Table 10 Dedicated mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2007 - 2015
Table 19 O2 CR subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 20 O2 CR mobile service revenue () 2006 - 2013
Table 21 O2 CR mobile service revenue (CZK) 2012 - 2014
Table 22 O2 CR ARPU () 2006 - 2013
Table 23 O2 CR ARPU (CZK) 2012 - 2015
Table 24 T-Mobile CR subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 25 T-Mobile CR mobile services revenue 2009 - 2015
Table 26 T-Mobile CR blended ARPU 2004 - 2015
Table 27 Vodafone CR subscribers 2008 - 2015
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2015
Chart 2 O2 CR ARPU (CZK) 2012 - 2015
Exhibit 1 2G spectrum awarded in the Czech Republic

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