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Czech Republic - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Czech Republic - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Czech regulator preps for 5G-suitable spectrum auction in early 2019
The Czech Republic has a sophisticated telecom market which over the years has attracted investment from a number of major European telcos. 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. The company has secured marginal revenue growth in recent years despite the 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.
The mobile market is showing steady growth though there remain concerns that the market is insufficiently competitive. The government in 2017 amended the Telecommunications Act to improve pricing for end-users which market competition could improve from 2019 if the regulator succeeds in attracting a new market player when it auctions 5G-suitable spectrum.
All MNOs 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, while T-Mobile and O2 in particular are active in developing services and applications based on 5G.
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. The report also covers the mobile market, providing an overview of the MNOs 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. In addition the report reviews the fixed and fixed-wireless broadband sectors, profiling the key players, assessing access platforms and market trends, and providing broadband subscriber forecasts.

Key developments:

O2 expecting half of its broadband services to be delivered by fixed wireless by 2020;
Vodafone acquires UPC Hungary from Liberty Global;
Regulator preps for 700MHz auction in 2019 for 5G services;
Wireless broadband remaining popular;
Broadband subscriber base shows steady growth;
T-Mobile CR launches home LTE broadband service;
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:

T-Mobile Czech Republic, GTS Czech, Èeské Radiokomunikace, MobilKom, BT, ÈD-Telematika, ÈEZ ICT Services, UPC Èeská Republika, O2 Czech Republic, Vodafone Czech Republic, Nej TV, RIO Media, Nordic Telecom (MobilKom, U:fon).


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities – Czech Republic – 2018 (e)
    • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Telecom sector investment – 2009 - 2015
      • Table Telecom sector revenue – 2009 - 2015
    • GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • BACKGROUND
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION
    • PRIVATISATION
      • Ceske Radiokomunikace
      • O2 Czech Republic
    • INTERCONNECT
    • CARRIER SELECTION AND CARRIER PRESELECTION
    • NUMBER PORTABILITY (NP)
      • Table Fixed-line ported numbers – 2003 - 2016
    • ACCESS
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • OVERVIEW OF OPERATORS
      • Table Fixed-line traffic– 2009 - 2016
      • Table PSTN and mobile traffic– 2004 - 2014
      • Table Fixed-line call minutes– 2014 - 2016
    • O2 CZECH REPUBLIC
      • Table O2 CR financial data (€) –2006 - 2013
      • Table O2 CR financial data (€) –2006 - 2013
      • Table O2 CR financial data (CZK) –2012 - 2018
      • Table O2 CR revenue by sector (CZK) –2015 - 2018
      • Table O2 CR telephony lines accesses by type – 2012 - 2018
      • Sale to PPF Group
      • Company separation
    • CESKE RADIOKOMUNIKACE (CRA)
    • GTS CZECH
      • Table GTS Czech financial data (€) –2010 - 2015
      • Table GTS Czech fixed-line subscribers – 2013 - 2015
    • CD-TELEMATIKA (CD-T)
    • VOLNÝ
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Historic - Fixed lines and tele-density – 1995 - 2009
      • Table Fixed-lines and tele-density – 2005 - 2018
      • Table Fixed voice revenue – 20l1 - 2015
    • O2 CR
    • ALTERNATIVE OPERATORS
    • TELECOMS & IT
    • WHOLESALE
      • Table O2 CR naked DSL lines – 2009 - 2014
    • SMART INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • BROADBAND MARKET
    • INTRODUCTION AND STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
      • Table Broadband access revenue – 2011 - 2015
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Historic - Internet users, subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 - 2009
        • Table Internet users, subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
        • Table Fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type – 2008 - 2018
        • Table Household use of broadband by access type – 2005 - 2017
        • Table Market share of broadband subscribers by fixed access type – 2010 – 2015
        • Table Market share of broadband subscribers by wireless access type – 2010 – 2015
        • Table Fixed broadband penetration by type – 2011 - 2017
        • Table Proportion of broadband connections by data rate – 2011 – 2014
    • FORECASTS – BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS – 2019; 2021; 2023
      • Table Forecast broadband subscribers – 2019;2021;2023
    • HYBRID FIBRE COAX (HFC) NETWORKS
      • Table Cable broadband subscribers (regulator data) –2010 - 2018
      • Table UPC broadband subscribers – 2003 - 2018
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
      • Table T-Mobile broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2018
      • Table O2 CR broadband subscribers by access type – 2006 - 2018
      • Table O2 CR DSL and VDSL subscribers – 2014 - 2017
      • Table DSL LLU lines– 2009 - 2015
      • Table DSL subscribers by type (regulator data) –2009 - 2018
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) NETWORKS
      • Table FttX subscribers (regulator data) –2009- 2018
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Broadband over Powerline (BPL)
      • Fixed wireless broadband
        • Table Wi-Fi / FWA connections – 2009 - 2016
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics
        • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2009
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
        • Table Market share of subscribers by operator – 2010 - 2015
        • Table Mobile market revenue – 2011 - 2015
        • Table Mobile market investment – 2009 - 2015
        • Table Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2001 - 2016
        • Table T-Mobile CR prepaid subscribers – 2005 - 2018
        • Table O2 CR prepaid subscribers – 2004 - 2018
        • Table Vodafone CR prepaid subscribers – 2005 - 2018
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Other infrastructure developments
        • Table M2M connections – 2012 - 2016
      • Mobile voice
        • Table Mobile voice traffic – 2009 - 2016
      • Mobile data
        • Table Average broadband data use per subscriber – 2011 - 2016
        • Table Mobile internet ARPU – 2011 - 2015
        • Table Total SMS messages sent – 2003 - 2016
        • Table O2 CR SMS messages sent – 2014 - 2018
        • Table Total MMS messages sent – 2009 - 2016
      • Mobile broadband statistics
        • Table Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 - 2018
        • Table Dedicated mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2007 - 2016
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Significant market power (SMP) obligations
      • Roaming tariffs
        • Table European roaming charges – 2007 – 2016
        • Table European data roaming charges – 2014 - 2017
        • Table SMS roaming charges by operator– 2010 - 2015
        • Table Data roaming charges by operator– 2012 - 2015
      • Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
      • GSM licences
      • UMTS licences
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • Table Annual mobile number portings – 2006 - 2016
      • Network sharing
      • Spectrum auctions
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Table O2 CR subscribers – 2006 - 2018
      • Table O2 CR mobile service revenue (€) –2006 - 2013
      • Table O2 CR mobile service revenue (CZK) –2012 - 2018
      • Table O2 CR mobile service revenue (CZK) –2012 – 2018
      • Table O2 CR ARPU (€) –2006 - 2013
      • Table O2 CR ARPU (CZK) –2012 - 2018
      • Table T-Mobile CR subscribers – 2006 - 2018
      • Table T-Mobile CR mobile service revenue – 2009 - 2018
      • Table T-Mobile CR blended ARPU – 2004 - 2018
      • Table Vodafone CR subscribers – 2008 - 2018
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Location-based services
      • Mobile advertising
      • M-commerce
      • M-payments

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