Publication Date: December 2023
Report Pages: 223
Analyst: Henry Lancaster
The Czech Republic’s telecom market has attracted investment from among the key regional telcos, including Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica, and Vodafone, as also investors such as PPF Group. In recent years, there has also been an organisational shift as operators consolidate their assets in a bid to gain economic advantages. O2 Czech Republic remains the dominant telco in all segments. In March 2022, PPF Telco sold its entire stake in the company (including O2 Slovakia) to a newly established holding company PPF Comco. In the following month, PPF Telco was sold to PPF Group (its ultimate parent company), for €1.
Despite O2 CR’s market strength, there is effective competition, particularly in the mobile sector. In common with developments in other European markets, telcos in the Czech Republic have become multi-service providers, offering a full range of fixed and mobile services.
The mobile sector is concentrated among the three MNOs, despite the regulator having made efforts to facilitate the entry of a new market player by providing spectrum at the multi-band auction held in November 2020. The auction has enabled the licensees to expand the reach of their 5G networks. This process has also been assisted by them closing down 3G networks and refarming spectrum for 5G and LTE use.
Covering developments in the market and regulatory environment, this report provides insights into the evolving fixed-line telecom market of the Czech Republic, offering the latest industry statistics, profiles of the major operators, and an assessment of deployed infrastructure. 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 insights 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, detailing the key players, assessing access platforms and market trends, and providing broadband subscriber forecasts.
T-Mobile Czech Republic, GTS Czech, Èeské Radiokomunikace, MobilKom, BT, ÈD-Telematika, ÈEZ ICT Services, UPC Ceska Republika, O2 Czech Republic, Vodafone Czech Republic, Nej TV, RIO Media, Nordic Telecom (MobilKom, U:fon).
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