Czechia

Geographic Region (ITU/UN)

ISO 3166 Code

CZ

M49 Code

203

MCC

230

ITU Member

Yes

ITU-R Region

Overview

Czechia (Česko), also known as Czech Republic, is a nation state in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast.

Czechia is a member of the ITU and as such follows radio frequency harmonisation principles according to ITU-R Region-1. The regulatory body governing communications policy is the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Czech Telecommunication Office is charged with regulating the country's radio frequency spectrum activities such as planning, allocations, and licencing.

Czech 5G

The Czech telecoms regulator CTU auctioned 3.7 GHz spectrum in July 2017, with caps set at 40 MHz per operator, and 80 MHz per new market entrant. Two operators and two new entrants secured spectrum;

  • O2: 3680 to 3720 MHz
  • Vodafone: 3600 to 3640 MHz
  • PODA: 3640 to 3680 MHz
  • Nordic Telecom 5G: 3720 to 3760 MHz + 3760-3780 MHz (80 MHz total)

CTU advised consultation over the auctioning of 700 MHz and 3400 to 3600 MHz bands concluded January 2019, and indicated the auction would take place in the second half of 2019.

National Mobile Network Operators

There are 3 mobile network operators servicing this region.

3G: Active
3G Bands: B1 (2100 MHz)
4G: Active
5G: N/A
IoT: Active, Active
IoT Technology: NB-IoT (LTE Cat-NB1), Sigfox UNB
3G: N/A
3G Bands: B1 (2100 MHz)
4G: N/A
5G: N/A
IoT: N/A
3G: N/A
3G Bands: B1 (2100 MHz)
4G: N/A
5G: N/A
IoT: Active
IoT Technology: NB-IoT (LTE Cat-NB1)

Wireless Network Operators

There are 3 subnational network operators servicing this region.

IoT: Active
IoT Technology: LoRa
3G: No Deployment
4G: Active
4G Bands: B43 (3700 MHz)
5G: No Deployment
3G: No Deployment
4G: Active
4G Bands: B43 (3700 MHz)