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Politics and Events  |  November 05, 2012 15:11:00

Parliamentary expert Husak (TOP 09): Coverage of telecommunications networks in the country is worse than in Romania


BRNO (MEDIAFAX) - The Czech Telecommunication Office slept in their analysis of the market, which could in time prove oligopolistic position of mobile operators in the country. Mediafax agency on Monday said Deputy John Husak (TOP 09), with the Czechs because among other things pay exorbitant prices for mobile telephony.

According to Husak's management authority to intervene as early as in 2008, when she allegedly discovered significant weaknesses in the competition between operators and their margins have grown disproportionately. "Subsequent oligopoly caused high prices for consumers, coverage worsened the latest services and caused the lack of investment in infrastructure," said Husak, who is the chairman of the parliamentary subcommittee on electronic communications and ICT industry.

Czech Telecommunication Office, according to him, yet can not begin to regulate the telecommunications market and its prices for mobile or online services until he has done market analysis. It will show whether or not the market is fully competitive and if it is necessary to intervene. CTO but stopped to analyze the market of mobile calls in May 2006. Then abolished its regulation by market declared "effectively competitive".

"The Office made a big mistake. Margin operators in the Czech Republic in 2008 increased, while the margins of their parent companies started to decline. Then It was already clear evidence that the Czech market is something wrong. Keeping CTO should instruct that the market began to analyze "said Husak.

Margin dropping to Czech operators since 2010. Yet they are still well above the global average.Telefónica O2 and T-Mobile also by Husak since 2006 has very little invested, which is also reflected in practice late third deployment of mobile services generation (3G) networks based on UMTS technology. LV practice, this means that the Czech Republic now have worse coverage than 3G mobile internet such as poorer and hornatějším Romania, "said Husak. CTU according to him indirectly through inaction caused that money mobile operators that the company earned in the country, instead of the investment without benefit from flowing abroad.

George Novacek, novacek@mediafax.cz

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