CzechToll built and, since December 2019, has operated a satellite toll system in the Czech Republic for vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes. This project saw the world’s first ever seamless introduction of modern new-generation, scalable satellite technology to replace an existing electronic toll system’s technologically outdated and costly microwave system. The cost to the government of operating the new system is three times lower than the previous-generation solution. The sophisticated toll collection system was developed and built entirely in the Czech Republic, with a hundred domestic companies involved in its construction.
The CzechToll system worked reliably and without interruption throughout 2021. In each calendar month, it outperformed the parameters contractually defined for service quality and for the efficiency of toll collection for the Czech government. Over the year as a whole, hauliers paid CZK 14.2 billion for the use of toll roads, 23% more than in 2020. Of that amount, CZK 1.63 billion came from the use of class I toll roads and the remaining CZK 12.56 billion was charged by CzechToll for the use of the motorway network.
In 2022, CzechToll became part of the newly established holding company ITIS Holding a.s., in which PPF Group holds a 50% stake