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

Publication Overview

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in the Czech Republic’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the fixed-line, mobile and broadband sectors. Subjects include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
  • Facts, figures and statistics;
  • Industry and regulatory issues;
  • Infrastructure developments;
  • Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU, MoU;
  • Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
  • Broadband (FttP, DSL, cable, wireless);
  • Mobile subscribers and ARPU;
  • Broadband market forecasts;
  • Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
  • Market liberalisation and industry issues;
  • Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences;
  • Mobile technologies (GSM; 3G, HSPA, LTE, 5G).

Researcher:- Henry Lancaster
Current publication date:- September 2018 (17th Edition)

Executive Summary

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).

Table of Contents

  • 1. Key statistics
    • 1.1 Country overview
  • 2. Telecommunications market
    • 2.1 Overview
    • 2.2 Government support
  • 3. Regulatory environment
    • 3.1 Background
    • 3.2 Regulatory authority
    • 3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
    • 3.4 Privatisation
      • 3.4.1 Ceske Radiokomunikace
      • 3.4.2 O2 Czech Republic
    • 3.5 Interconnect
    • 3.6 Carrier selection and carrier preselection
    • 3.7 Number Portability (NP)
    • 3.8 Access
  • 4. Fixed network operators
    • 4.1 Overview of operators
    • 4.2 O2 Czech Republic
      • 4.2.1 Sale to PPF Group
      • 4.2.2 Company separation
    • 4.3 Ceske Radiokomunikace (CRa)
    • 4.4 GTS Czech
    • 4.5 CD-Telematika (CD-T)
    • 4.6 VOLNÝ
  • 5. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 5.1 Overview
    • 5.2 O2 CR
    • 5.3 Alternative operators
    • 5.4 Telecoms & IT
    • 5.5 Wholesale
    • 5.6 Smart infrastructure
      • 5.6.1 Internet of Things (IoT)
  • 6. Broadband market
    • 6.1 Introduction and statistical overview
      • 6.1.1 Broadband statistics
    • 6.2 Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
    • 6.3 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
    • 6.4 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • 6.5 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • 6.6 Other fixed broadband services
      • 6.6.1 Broadband over Powerline (BPL)
      • 6.6.2 Fixed wireless broadband
  • 7. Mobile communications
    • 7.1 Market analysis
    • 7.2 Mobile statistics
      • 7.2.1 General statistics
    • 7.3 Mobile infrastructure
      • 7.3.1 Other infrastructure developments
      • 7.3.2 Mobile voice
      • 7.3.3 Mobile data
      • 7.3.4 Mobile broadband statistics
    • 7.4 Regulatory issues
      • 7.4.1 Significant market power (SMP) obligations
      • 7.4.2 Roaming tariffs
      • 7.4.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
      • 7.4.4 GSM licences
      • 7.4.5 UMTS licences
      • 7.4.6 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 7.4.7 Network sharing
      • 7.4.8 Spectrum auctions
    • 7.5 Major mobile operators
    • 7.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 7.6.1 Location-based services
      • 7.6.2 Mobile advertising
      • 7.6.3 M-commerce
      • 7.6.4 M-payments
      • 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 4 – Fixed-line ported numbers – 2003 - 2016
      • Table 5 – Fixed-line traffic– 2009 - 2016
      • Table 6 – PSTN and mobile traffic– 2004 - 2014
      • Table 7 – Fixed-line call minutes– 2014 - 2016
      • 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 tele-density – 1995 - 2009
      • Table 16 – Fixed-lines and tele-density – 2005 - 2018
      • Table 17 – Fixed voice revenue – 20l1 - 2015
      • Table 18 – O2 CR naked DSL lines – 2009 - 2014
      • Table 19 – Broadband access revenue – 2011 - 2015
      • Table 20 – Historic - Internet users, subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 - 2009
      • Table 21 – Internet users, subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
      • Table 22 – Fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type – 2008 - 2018
      • Table 23 – Household use of broadband by access type – 2005 - 2017
      • Table 24 – Market share of broadband subscribers by fixed access type – 2010 – 2015
      • Table 25 – Market share of broadband subscribers by wireless access type – 2010 – 2015
      • Table 26 – Fixed broadband penetration by type – 2011 - 2017
      • Table 27 – Proportion of broadband connections by data rate – 2011 – 2014
      • Table 28 – Forecast broadband subscribers – 2019;2021;2023
      • Table 29 – Cable broadband subscribers (regulator data) – 2010 - 2018
      • Table 30 – UPC broadband subscribers – 2003 - 2018
      • Table 31 – T-Mobile broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2018
      • Table 32 – O2 CR broadband subscribers by access type – 2006 - 2018
      • Table 33 – O2 CR DSL and VDSL subscribers – 2014 - 2017
      • Table 34 – DSL LLU lines– 2009 - 2015
      • Table 35 – DSL subscribers by type (regulator data) – 2009 - 2018
      • Table 36 – FttX subscribers (regulator data) – 2009- 2018
      • Table 37 – Wi-Fi / FWA connections – 2009 - 2016
      • Table 38 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2009
      • Table 39 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
      • Table 40 – Market share of subscribers by operator – 2010 - 2015
      • Table 41 – Mobile market revenue – 2011 - 2015
      • Table 42 – Mobile market investment – 2009 - 2015
      • Table 43 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2001 - 2016
      • Table 44 – T-Mobile CR prepaid subscribers – 2005 - 2018
      • Table 45 – O2 CR prepaid subscribers – 2004 - 2018
      • Table 46 – Vodafone CR prepaid subscribers – 2005 - 2018
      • Table 47 – M2M connections – 2012 - 2016
      • Table 48 – Mobile voice traffic – 2009 - 2016
      • Table 49 – Average broadband data use per subscriber – 2011 - 2016
      • Table 50 – Mobile internet ARPU – 2011 - 2015
      • Table 51 – Total SMS messages sent – 2003 - 2016
      • Table 52 – O2 CR SMS messages sent – 2014 - 2018
      • Table 53 – Total MMS messages sent – 2009 - 2016
      • Table 54 – Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 - 2018
      • Table 55 – Dedicated mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2007 - 2016
      • Table 56 – European roaming charges – 2007 – 2016
      • Table 57 – European data roaming charges – 2014 - 2017
      • Table 58 – SMS roaming charges by operator– 2010 - 2015
      • Table 59 – Data roaming charges by operator– 2012 - 2015
      • Table 60 – Annual mobile number portings – 2006 - 2016
      • Table 61 – O2 CR subscribers – 2006 - 2018
      • Table 62 – O2 CR mobile service revenue (€) – 2006 - 2013
      • Table 63 – O2 CR mobile service revenue (CZK) – 2012 - 2018
      • Table 64 – O2 CR mobile service revenue (CZK) – 2012 – 2018
      • Table 65 – O2 CR ARPU (€) – 2006 - 2013
      • Table 66 – O2 CR ARPU (CZK) – 2012 - 2018
      • Table 67 – T-Mobile CR subscribers – 2006 - 2018
      • Table 68 – T-Mobile CR mobile service revenue – 2009 - 2018
      • Table 69 – T-Mobile CR blended ARPU – 2004 - 2018
      • Table 70 – Vodafone CR subscribers – 2008 - 2018
      • 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 tele-density – 2005 – 2018
      • Chart 5 – Internet users, subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 – 2018
      • Chart 6 – DSL subscribers by type (regulator data) – 2009 – 2018
      • Chart 7 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2018
      • Chart 8 – O2 CR ARPU (CZK) – 2012 - 2018
      • Exhibit 1 – Access, the local loop and unbundling – an overview
      • Exhibit 2 – 2G spectrum – 1999
      • Exhibit 3 – Multi-spectrum auction – 2013

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