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Roaming charge drop seen biting into O2 Czech Republic revenue, profit

Telecoms group O2 Czech Republic is likely to report a double-digit drop of both operating and net profit in third quarter due to continuing decrease of fixed line subscribers and lower revenues from roaming fees after and end of EU roaming charges in June, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. READ MORE: EU-mandated end to roaming charges didn’t spoil Tele2 turnaround On average,…

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O2 announces new 10 GB data tariff

O2 Czech continues to improve its offer and launch a new 10GB Data Fee from September. “We have been offering another 10GB data tariff since the beginning of September to reach mobile phone customers who use the most to surf the Internet and use applications and call or send classic SMS . ” said Silvia Cieslar, Director of Mobile Segment The…

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T-Mobile Czech Republic: voice calls in roaming tripled, data 10x more

T-Mobile Czech Republic has published roaming statistics for the months of July and August, based on which Czechs are using roaming abroad more intensely than foreign visitors were using roaming in the Czech Republic. The Czech roamed most in neighbouring countries Slovakia, Germany and Austria. The voice calls in roaming tripled and roaming data increased ten-fold year-on-year. Foreign visitors increased…

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Czech Radiokomunikace introduces Business Cloud Private

Czech Radiokomunikace (CRA) has introduced private cloud service Business Cloud Private. The service combines a virtual cloud, Pay-As-You-Go and a private repository. According to CRA, the service fully complies with the EU’s GDPR data protection regulation, set to take effect from 25 May 2018. READ MORE: O2 Czech Republic’s customers use roaming data mostly in Croatia CRA Business Cloud Private is…

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CTU investigates Vodafone tariff changes, rejects MVNO roaming charges

Czech regulator CTU published its monthly monitoring report, informing on the ongoing investigation into the cancellation of the Fair tariffs by Vodafone Czech Republic, as well as the rejection of applications from three MVNOs to apply roaming surcharges. CTU is leading an inquiry into Vodafone Czech Republic’s cancellation of the Fair tariffs, namely whether the operator had informed subscribers of…

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O2 Czech Republic’s customers use roaming data mostly in Croatia

O2 Czech Republic has published statistics on roaming services in July. Following the introduction of the RLAH regulation in mid-June, the consumption of minutes in roaming has doubled in a year-on-year comparison. Data traffic has increased more significantly and in some cases, customers used more data when roaming, including by buying extra packages, than at home. READ MORE: How free is free roaming?…

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Czech telcos pay €39 million for 5G spectrum

Two incumbents and two new players have divided the spoils in the Czech Republic’s auction of the 3.7GHz band Existing operators O2 Czech Republic and Vodafone Czech Republic each gained a block of 40MHz in the auction by the Czech Telecommunication Office, as did new entrant PODA. The other new entrant, Nordic Telecom 5G, acquired 80MHz of spectrum. Suntel Net…

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O2 Czech Republic announces changes in roaming

From 15 June, O2 Czech Republic will offer customers of the roaming tariff World Basic services within the EU for the same prices as apply in the Czech Republic, when calling and sending SMS to other networks. They may also use data services as at home. For example, a customer with the tariff Free CZ will be able to call from…

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Czech MVNO Fayn to offer LTE from June

Czech MVNO and VoIP operator Fayn Telecommunications, operating on the network of Vodafone Czech Republic, will launch LTE internet services on all its SIM cards in June. READ MORE: Czech Republic Telecom Market No exchange of SIM cards will be necessary as all of them support LTE technology. Currently LTE coverage is broader than for previous technologies, therefore mobile broadband will…

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