The Czech Republic has a small but sophisticated telecom market, with a number of alternative operators offering fixed-line services. Competition is growing in all sectors, with alternative operators gaining size and strength through organic growth, and merger and acquisition activity.
The fixed-line incumbent, privatised and majority owned by an investment firm, is facing the increasingly challenging task of stabilising revenue as fixed-line traffic continues to migrate to mobile operators and competing fixed-line operators. The company has transitioned itself to face market challenges, having split into separate divisions and created the CETIN unit to manage the fixed and mobile networks while also operating as a wholesale network provider.
Covering developments in the market and regulatory environment, this report gives an insight into the evolving Czech fixed-line telecoms and IT markets, offering valuable statistics, profiles of the major operators and infrastructure deployed.
O2 CR splits infrastructure assets into a new business entity, CETIN; CETIN planning to invest CZK22 billion in network infrastructure through to 2022; VOLNY transfers DSL subscribers to O2 and sues for CZK4 billion; stagnant economy affecting consumer spend on telecom services; government's ICT strategy developing cost savings; Dial Telecom quadruples international capacity; regulator's 2015 annual report and market updates; telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2016; recent market developments.