PRAGUE May 24 The Czech lower house approved a
telecoms bill on Wednesday that opens the way for higher fines
for operators and boosts customer rights, getting through a
major piece of legislation before an October election.
Network operators O2 Czech Republic, Deutsche
Telekom's T-Mobile and Vodafone have been
under fire over data prices, criticised by politicians and
customers as some of the highest in the European Union.
The bill enables the Czech Telecommunications Office (CTU)
to impose a fine of up to 10 percent of a company's net
revenues, which could be doubled if it commits another offence
within two years of the first one.
(Reporting by Robert Muller; Editing by Jason Hovet)