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Czech competition watchdog: mobile market untransparent but no grounds to act


Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Czech telecoms market:Czech competition watchdog UOHS says its probe has not shown violations of competition in mobile phone market, no reason to launch proceedings.Says overall mobile market works better for corporate clients than for individuals.Says mobile market segments non-transparent, differences between offerings for individuals and large corporations or public sector customers are huge.Says market for individuals requires more analysis for potential ex-ante regulation even though no possibility to act from the point of competition law; consulting with telecoms regulator CTU, will devote detailed attention to the sector.Market players are O2 Czech Republic <<>>, T-Mobile <<>>, Vodafone <<>>, plus virtual operators;.Telecoms regulator CTU said in August there was no effective competition in residential mobile phone market and proposed it should be subject to ex-ante regulation.