"Czech Republic Telecommunications Report Q4 2014" Published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Wed Aug 27 2014

The Czech Republic telecoms market is one of the most developed in Central and Eastern Europe, with high penetration of voice and data services - but operators are facing challenging conditions as price pressures threaten margins . The market is in a period of change with the arrival of MVNOs from 2012 and the regulator's efforts to attract a fourth operator into the market. These pro-competition measures should provide a boost to growth and innovation in a market that already contains a number of major international players including T-Mobile and Vodafone in mobile, and UPC in wireline. The market has been under many of the same pressures as in neighbouring countries with market saturation; regulatory factors, such as cuts to mobile termination rates; and the impact of the eurozone crisis on macroeconomic performance acting as drags on performance. However, significant opportunities remain, not least in the booming wireless data market after LTE spectrum was auctioned in November 2013, and VAS opportunities arising from the rapid proliferation of smartphone ownership.

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Key Data

* Mobile subscription growth continued in Q114, but with net additions of just 3,000 in Q114 and a y-o-y growth rate of 1.7% the market is saturated.
* Mobile ARPU rates were down sharply in 2012 and 2013 due to MTR cuts and price competition but operator data indicates stabilisation in Q114.
* The broadband market was the fastest growth market in 2012 and 2013, with high speed cable and fibre subscriptions seeing the fastest up-take at the expense of DSL providers.

Key Trends And Developments

Network sharing agreements again took centre stage in the Czech Republic in 2014. In June 2014 Vodafone filed a complaint with the anti-monopoly regulator over the 4G LTE network-sharing agreement signed by rivals Telefónica O2 and T-Mobile in May. Vodafone claimed that the deal is in violation of local laws, formulated by the Czech Telecommunications...

The Czech Republic Telecommunications Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Czech Republic's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Czech Republic Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Czech Republic.

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