Czechia

O2 Czech Republic

O2 is the biggest telecommunications operator in the Czech Republic.
From PPF Group’s viewpoint, the relationship between PPF and O2 is one of financial investment; PPF Group does not play any role in the commercial management of the company.

O2 currently manages almost eight million mobile and fixed lines. The company offers the latest HSPA+ and LTE technology to mobile customers in the Czech Republic. In 2012 and 2013, O2 completely revolutionised the Czech telecoms market when it became the first operator in the country to allow virtual operators to access its own network, and launched its innovative range of “FREE” unlimited tariffs in the spring of 2013.

O2 has the most comprehensive range of voice and data services in the Czech Republic, devoting particular attention to leveraging growth potential, mainly in ICT. Thanks to data centres with a total floor area of 7,300 square metres, O2 is one of the largest players in hosting and cloud services as well as in managed services. O2 is the only operator in the Czech Republic and Central Europe to receive Tier III certification for its data centres.

With its O2 TV service, O2 is also the largest online television operator in the Czech Republic.

PPF Group’s current share in O2 Czech Republic a.s. is 81.06%*
* Direct stake in the registered capital as of 31 December 2019

Country facts

population (Dec 2017)

10.6 million
ownership by PPF since 2014

Operational results

2019
employees 4,526
mobile subscribers (thousands) 5,858
mobile ARPU* 10.5 €/m
fixed voice lines (thousands) 462

xDSL accesses (thousands)

835
Pay TV subscibers (thousands) 443

* ARPU calculated by PPF Telecom Group

O2 Czech Republic a.s.
Za Brumlovkou 266/2
140 22 Prague 4 - Michle
Czechia


www.o2.cz

Country Manager
Jindřich Fremuth

Financial results

in EUR millions

2019 2018
Total assets 2,092 1,890
Revenue 1,236 1,205
EBITDA 374 332

CAPEX

57 129

* based on audited financial accounts for 2019 and unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated financial information for 2018

CETIN

CETIN a.s. (formerly Česká telekomunikační infrastruktura a.s.) operates the largest data and communications network in the Czech Republic, with a reach that spans the entire country.
In addition to its fixed infrastructure – comprising fibre-optic core networks and copper wire access networks – the company also manages a cellular network, as well as providing other services primarily aimed at mobile operators and other organisations that offer services to end users.
Fixed access network
CETIN manages more than 45 thousand kilometres of fibre-optic cables. These form the network’s backbone and in some areas they also serve as direct access points for the end users of operators who use CETIN’s services. The largest part of the fixed network is then made up of a further 20 million kilometres of paired copper wires.
This infrastructure complements other systems that enable voice and data services to be transmitted from mobile and fixed networks to interconnection hubs, where these services are transferred onto other operators’ networks, including international networks.
Cellular access network
CETIN provides cellular network signal (2G, 3G and 4G LTE) through approximately 6,200 outdoor base stations and 1,400 micro base stations (which are mainly used inside buildings). Its grid covers 99.6% of the Czech population.
International services
CETIN provides international services both to Czech operators who need to ensure that their customers can dial abroad and foreign and multinational operators. Besides call termination, The company also offers international data lines and mobile phone roaming services.
Thanks to its experienced staff and extensive infrastructure, CETIN is the safest, most reliable and most effective wholesale telecoms service provider in the Czech Republic.

PPF Group’s share in CETIN a.s. is 100%.

Country facts

population (Dec 2017)

10.6 million
ownership by PPF since 2015

Operational results

2019
employees 2,117
mobile sites 6,000+
mobile population coverage 99.6%
fixed households passed 4.2m

fixed households connected

1.1m

CETIN a.s.
Českomoravská 2510/19
190 00 Prague 9
Czechia


Phone: +420 238 461 111
E-mail: info@cetin.cz
www.cetin.cz

Country Manager
Juraj Šedivý

Financial results

in EUR millions

2019 2018
Total assets 2 515 2 238
Revenue 753 779
EBITDA 333 295

CAPEX

161 158

* based on audited financial accounts for 2019 and unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated financial information for 2018