Czech Republic - Telecom Market, Statistics, Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations and Analyses

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Czech Republic - Telecom Market, Statistics, Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations and Analyses

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.

Key developments:

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.

Companies mentioned in this report:

O2 CR, T-Mobile CR, GTS Czech, Èeské Radiokomunikace, MobilKom, T-Systems Czech Republic, BT, ÈD-Telematika, ÈEZ ICT Services and UPC Èeská republika.

1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Government support
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Background
5.1.1 EU Regulatory Framework
5.1.2 Revised NFR
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.4 Privatisation
5.4.1 Ceske Radiokomunikace
5.4.2 O2 Czech Republic
5.5 Interconnect
5.6 Carrier selection and carrier preselection
5.7 Number Portability (NP)
5.8 Access
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Overview of operators
6.2 O2 Czech Republic
6.2.1 Sale to PPF Group
6.2.2 Company separation
6.3 Ceske Radiokomunikace (CRa)
6.4 GTS Czech
6.5 CD-Telematika (CD-T)
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 O2 CR
7.2 Alternative operators
7.3 Telecoms & IT
8. Wholesale
9. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics Czech Republic 2016 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2016 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2016 (e)
Table 4 Broadband subscriber statistics 2016 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2016 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 ICT consumer expenditure and investment 2003 - 2014
Table 11 O2 CR financial data () 2006 - 2013
Table 12 O2 CR financial data () 2006 - 2013
Table 13 O2 CR financial data (CZK) 2012 - 2016
Table 14 O2 CR telephony lines accesses by type 2012 - 2016
Table 15 GTS Czech financial data (CZK) 2009 - 2010
Table 16 GTS Czech financial data () 2010 - 2015
Table 17 GTS Czech fixed-line subscribers 2013 - 2015
Table 18 Dial Telecom revenue breakdown 2008 - 2009
Table 19 Historic - Fixed lines and teledensity 1995 - 2009
Table 20 Fixed-lines and teledensity 2005 - 2017
Table 21 O2 CR naked DSL lines 2009 - 2014
Chart 1 Fixed-line traffic 2009 2016
Chart 2 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2017
Exhibit 1 The EU regulatory framework for communications
Exhibit 2 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview

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