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

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

The Czech Republic has a sophisticated telecom market, with effective competition in all sectors provided by a number of alternative operators. The incumbent telco O2 Czech Republic remains the dominant player though alternative operators are gaining market share, partly through organic growth and partly though merger and acquisition activity.
O2 Czech Republic, majority owned by the investment firm PPF Group, is facing a challenging task of stabilising revenue in the wake of a gradual customer migration from fixed-line to mobile networks for voice and data services. The company has transitioned itself to face these 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.
Growth in the Czech Republic's fixed-line broadband market has slowed in line with higher penetration. The sector has more recently seen stronger growth in the cable and fibre sectors. The key player UPC has steadily upgraded its network to provide faster services based on DOCSIS3.1 technology. The company in May 2018 announced the sale of its businesses in several Central and eastern European markets to Vodafone Group, which will strengthen the latter's ability to offer converged services.
The migration away from DSL has largely been due to the expansion of fibre networks, which are being built out by a number of telcos. Fixed wireless broadband remains strong, with penetration among the highest in the EU. Indeed O2 Czech Republic expected that about half of its broadband customers would be on fixed wireless by 2020.
Widespread broadband access has laid the foundation for a developing internet society, with a range of online services and activities taking place.
Covering developments in the market and regulatory environment, this report provides insights into the evolving fixed-line telecoms and IT markets of the Czech Republic, offering statistics, profiles of the major operators and an assessment of infrastructure deployed. This report provides an overview of the country's fixed broadband market, profiling the key players, assessing access platforms and market trends and delivering a variety of insightful statistics as well as broadband subscriber forecasts

Key developments:

O2 CR planning to invest CZK22 billion in network infrastructure through to 2022;
Government's ICT strategy developing cost savings;
Dial Telecom quadruples international capacity;
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 CR, T-Mobile CR, GTS Czech, Èeské Radiokomunikace, MobilKom, T-Systems Czech Republic, BT, ÈD-Telematika, ÈEZ ICT Services, UPC Èeská Republika.

1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Government support
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Background
5.2 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. Smart infrastructure
9.1 Internet of Things (IoT)
10. Related reports
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Czech Republic 2018 (e)
Table 2 Telecom sector investment 2009 - 2015
Table 3 Telecom sector revenue 2009 - 2015
Table 8 O2 CR financial data () 2006 - 2013
Table 9 O2 CR financial data () 2006 - 2013
Table 10 O2 CR financial data (CZK) 2012 - 2018
Table 11 O2 CR revenue by sector (CZK) 2015 - 2018
Table 12 O2 CR telephony lines accesses by type 2012 - 2018
Table 13 GTS Czech financial data () 2010 - 2015
Table 14 GTS Czech fixed-line subscribers 2013 - 2015
Table 15 Historic - Fixed lines and teledensity 1995 - 2009
Table 16 Fixed-lines and teledensity 2005 - 2018
Table 17 Fixed voice revenue 20l1 - 2015
Table 18 O2 CR naked DSL lines 2009 - 2014
Chart 1 Fixed-line traffic 2009 2016
Chart 2 O2 CR financial data (CZK) 2012 2018
Chart 3 O2 CR revenue by sector (CZK) 2015 2018
Chart 4 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2018
Exhibit 1 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview

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