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Czech Republic - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

  • July 2015
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 69 pages

Czech incumbent telco O2 splits into retail and wholesale businesses
The Czech Republic has a small but sophisticated telecom market, with a number of alternative operators offering fixed-line services. The key players, including T-Mobile and Vodafone, have a significant presence in a number of other markets in the region. Competition is growing in all sectors, with alternative operators gaining size and strength through organic growth, and through merger and acquisition activity.

Growth in the Czech Republic’s fixed-line broadband market has slowed in line with higher consumer penetration of services. The sector has more recently seen stronger growth in the cable sector as the key player UPC continues to upgrade its network to provide far faster services than are available with DSL. The migration away from DSL has also been prompted by 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. Widespread broadband access has laid the foundation for a developing internet society, with a range of online services and activities taking place.

The fixed-line incumbent, now privatised and 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. In response to these challenges, the operator in June 2015 was split into two separate business units, with O2 CR remaining as a retailer of telecom services and a new unit, CETIN, responsible for the planning, construction and operation of mobile networks, fixed broadband and optical infrastructure, including the wholesale backbone network

Mobile penetration in the Czech Republic is among the highest in Central European nations and is high even by western European levels. With mobile voice markets saturated, the established operators, all owned by major Western European players (now with the exception of O2 CR) have focused on growing revenue by marketing mobile broadband and other value-added services such as mobile content and applications. The country has extensive LTE networks in place, will a growing deployment of LTE-A technology providing services at up to 300Mb/s.

This report provides an overview of the Czech Republic’s telecom sector, covering developments in the market and in the regulatory environment. It provides a range of financial and operating statistics, as well as profiles of the major operators. The report also covers the fixed broadband market, profiling the key players, assessing access platforms and market trends, and delivering a variety of insightful analyses as well as a forecast for broadband take-up to 2020.


Key developments:
O2 CR splits infrastructure assets into a new business entity; Stagnant economy since 2008 affecting consumer spend on telecom services, though growth evident in 2015;
O2 launches O2 TV Go mobile TV service and Air Internet wireless broadband;
T-Mobile CR expands new mobile TV service with 49 channels;
Regulator consults on the tender for additional frequencies in the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands unsold in 2013;
O2 CR and T-Mobile CR agree a national LTE network sharing deal;
T-Mobile CR launches the country’s first LTE-A service;
Regulator sets out conditions for a 3.6-3.8GHz spectrum auction
Report update includes the regulator’s 2014 report and market data updates into 2015; telcos’ operating and financial data to Q1 2015; recent market developments.



Companies mentioned in this report:
O2 Czech Republic, T-Mobile Czech Republic, GTS Czech, Èeské Radiokomunikace, MobilKom, , BT, ÈD-Telematika, ÈEZ ICT Services and UPC Èeská republika, Vodafone Czech Republic, Air Telekom (MobilKom), DigiTV, CRa, CDG, Nej TV, RIO Media.

Table Of Contents

Czech Republic - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media
1. Key Statistics
1.1 Country overview
2. Telecommunications Market
2.1 Government support
3. Regulatory Environment
3.1 Background
3.1.1 EU Regulatory Framework
3.1.2 Revised NFR
3.2 Regulatory authority
3.2.1 Czech Telecommunications Office (CTO)
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 Market
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 O2 CR
5.2 Alternative operators
5.3 Telecoms and IT
5.4 Wholesale
6. Broadband Market
6.1 Introduction and statistical overview
6.1.1 Broadband statistics
6.2 Forecasts
6.2.1 Scenario 1 higher broadband subscriber growth
6.2.2 Scenario 2 lower broadband subscriber growth
6.3 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
6.4 Asymmetric Digital subscriber line (ADSL)
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. Digital Media
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Key digital media players
7.2.1 Czech Television (CT)
7.2.2 TV Nova
7.2.3 Prima TV
7.2.4 UPC Czech Republic
7.2.5 DigiTV
7.2.6 SkyLink
7.2.7 Other developments
7.3 Videostreaming
7.4 Digital terrestrial TV (DTTV)
7.4.1 Multiplex developments
7.4.2 Broadcasting licences awarded
8. Digital Economy
8.1 Market overview
8.2 Strategy
8.3 Legislation
8.4 E-government
8.4.1 Infrastructure
8.5 E-health
9. Mobile Communications
9.1 Market analysis
9.2 Mobile statistics
9.2.1 General statistics
9.2.2 Mobile voice
9.2.3 Mobile data
9.2.4 Mobile broadband
9.3 Regulatory issues
9.3.1 Significant market power (SMP) obligations
9.3.2 Roaming tariffs
9.3.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
9.3.4 GSM licences
9.3.5 UMTS licences
9.3.6 Auctions in 2015
9.3.7 Mobile data network tender
9.3.8 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
9.3.9 Network sharing
9.4 Mobile infrastructure
9.4.1 Other infrastructure developments
9.5 Major mobile operators
9.5.1 Mobile content and applications
Table 1 Country statistics Czech Republic 2015 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2014 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2015 (e)
Table 4 Broadband subscriber statistics 2015 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2015 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 ICT consumer expenditure and investment 2003 - 2014
Table 8 ICT expenditure by service 2010 - 2012
Table 9 Telecom sector revenue 2008 - 2010
Table 10 Household telephony connections by type (%) 2000; 2005; 2010
Table 11 Household average spend on ICT 2000 - 2010
Table 12 Proportion of household ICT spend by type 2005 - 2012
Table 13 Fixed-line ported numbers 2003 - 2011
Table 14 Fixed-line traffic 2010 - 2012
Table 15 O2 CR financial data () 2006 - 2013
Table 16 O2 CR financial data () 2006 - 2013
Table 17 O2 CR financial data (CZK) 2012 - 2015
Table 18 O2 CR fixed-line accesses 2006 - 2014
Table 19 O2 CR telephony lines accesses 2012 - 2015
Table 20 GTS Czech financial data (CZK) 2009 - 2010
Table 21 GTS Czech financial data () 2010 - 2015
Table 22 GTS Czech fixed-line subscribers 2013 - 2015
Table 23 Dial Telecom revenue breakdown 2008 - 2009
Table 24 Historic - Fixed lines and teledensity 1995 - 2004
Table 25 Fixed-lines and teledensity 2005 - 2014
Table 26 VoIP and PSTN lines in service 2010 - 2012
Table 27 O2 CR naked DSL lines 2009 - 2014
Table 28 Historic - Internet users, subscribers and penetration rate 1998 - 2004
Table 29 Internet users, subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2014
Table 30 Fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2008 - 2015
Table 31 Household use of broadband by access type 2005 - 2015
Table 32 Market share of broadband subscribers by access type 2010 2013
Table 33 Fixed broadband penetration by type 2011 - 2015
Table 34 Forecast broadband subscribers higher growth scenario 2015;2017; 2020
Table 35 Forecast broadband subscribers lower growth scenario 2010 - 2012; 2015; 2020
Table 36 Cable broadband subscribers (regulator data) 2010 - 2015
Table 37 UPC broadband subscribers 2003 - 2015
Table 38 T-Mobile broadband subscribers 2011 - 2015
Table 39 O2 CR broadband subscribers by access type 2006 - 2015
Table 40 ADSL subscribers by type 2006 - 2011
Table 41 ADSL subscribers (regulator data) 2010 - 2015
Table 42 FttX subscribers (regulator data) 2010 - 2015
Table 43 CME revenue (Czech Republic, CZK) 2011 - 2012
Table 44 CME revenue (Czech Republic, US$) 2011 - 2015
Table 45 UPC revenue 2007 - 2010
Table 46 UPC Homes passed 2003 - 2015
Table 47 UPC Subscribers by service type 2003 - 2015
Table 48 SkyLink subscribers 2006 - 2011
Table 49 O2 CR IPTV subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 50 Business e-commerce sales as proportion of total 2007 - 2014
Table 51 Proportion of businesses engaged in e-commerce 2010 - 2014
Table 52 Individuals engaged in online purchases 2005 - 2014
Table 53 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995 - 2004
Table 54 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2015
Table 55 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2001 - 2015
Table 56 Prepaid and postpaid subscribers 2008 - 2013
Table 57 T-Mobile CR prepaid subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 58 O2 CR prepaid subscribers 2004 - 2015
Table 59 Vodafone CR prepaid subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 60 Total SMS messages sent 2003 - 2015
Table 61 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 - 2015
Table 62 Dedicated mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2007 - 2015
Table 63 European call roaming charges 2007 - 2014
Table 64 Roaming charges by operator (CZK per minute) 2010; 2011
Table 65 Roaming charges by operator (CZK per minute) 2012; 2013
Table 66 SMS roaming charges by operator 2010 - 2014
Table 67 SMS roaming charges by operator 2012 - 2014
Table 68 European data roaming charges 2012 - 2014
Table 69 MTR charges per minute 2005 - 2013
Table 70 Annual mobile number portings 2006 - 2014
Table 71 O2 CR subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 72 O2 CR mobile service revenue () 2006 - 2013
Table 73 O2 CR mobile service revenue (CZK) 2012 - 2014
Table 74 O2 CR ARPU () 2006 - 2013
Table 75 O2 CR ARPU (CZK) 2012 - 2015
Table 76 T-Mobile CR subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 77 T-Mobile CR mobile services revenue 2009 - 2015
Table 78 T-Mobile CR blended ARPU 2004 - 2015
Table 79 Vodafone CR subscribers 2008 - 2015
Chart 1 O2 CR financial data 2006 - 2013
Chart 2 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2014
Chart 3 UPC Czech Subscribers by service type 2003 - 2015
Chart 4 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2015
Chart 5 O2 CR ARPU (CZK) 2012 - 2015
Exhibit 1 The EU regulatory framework for communications
Exhibit 2 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview
Exhibit 3 2G spectrum awarded in the Czech Republic

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