CETIN in the Czech Republic
CETIN’s mission is to build, operate, and constantly innovate a reliable, secure, and fast telecommunications infrastructure, which is essential for the further digitalisation and competitiveness of the Czech economy.
CETIN owns and runs the largest electronic communications network in the Czech Republic and is a wholesale provider of telecommunications services. It offers its services, always under the same conditions, to all telecommunications operators and internet access providers who supply services to end customers via the CETIN infrastructure. 99.6% of Czech households rely on the CETIN network’s fixed and mobile technologies.
CETIN provides mobile network infrastructure services, fixed network services for households and businesses (network access services, xDSL and fibre-optic connectivity, IP TV, and voice services), data services for corporate networks, and data centre leasing. CETIN also provides international voice services for domestic providers and more than 200 telecommunications operators worldwide.
CETIN’s national fixed network comprises approximately 20 million pairs of copper cables and almost 46,000 km of fibre-optics, though this length is constantly increasing thanks to massive investment. CETIN’s mobile technology, comprising some 6,400 base stations, also draws on this powerful fixed network. CETIN contributes to a network-sharing project and provides its mobile infrastructure to O2 and T-Mobile.
As the owner of the largest communication infrastructure in the Czech Republic, CETIN invests billions of crowns annually in its development. In 2021, the company continued to build FTTH (fibre-to-the-home) connections, increasing the average access network, speed to 177 Mbps, two thirds faster than in 2020.
In 2021, CETIN continued to implement 5G technology, including the provision of 5G signal coverage in the Prague metro. The comprehensive upgrading of technologies used in the mobile access network is increasing the overall network capacity and thus the quality of service. High level of cybersecurity of CETIN’s 5G network infrastructure is guaranteed by using Ericsson’s technology.