Thanks to a combination of widely available metallic lines and high-capacity fibre-optic cables, most CETIN connections currently achieve speeds of 50 Mbps and 100 Mbps. Connection speeds of 250 Mbps are also available, as well as pure fibre-optic (FTTH) connections of 1 Gbps. All of these lines provide customers with reliable, secure and stable connections regardless of the volume of data transmitted, traffic in the network or weather conditions.
Since its inception in 2015, CETIN has invested more than CZK 8 billion in modernising connections on the fixed network.
“Splitting O2 into two companies, to create an operator and an infrastructure company created the right conditions for the technology-oriented CETIN to invest in developing the infrastructure. The numbers show that this was the right decision strategically. In the period immediately following PPF Group’s acquisition of the operator, our fixed network provided average connection speeds of just 22 Mbps. Today the average is 115 Mbps, so more than five times as fast,” explains CETIN CEO Martin Škop, who adds: “We are ready to develop our infrastructure further and to provide users with top quality services for work, school and entertainment, thereby contributing to the development of the digital economy in the Czech Republic.”
The PPF group was the first in Europe to come up with the idea of separating telecoms infrastructure from services for consumers. CETIN was spun off from O2 as a purely wholesale infrastructure company providing services to all operators on the telecoms market. Alongside its cooperation with more than 20 business partners, the wholesale model encourages maximum exploitation of the infrastructure and enables CETIN to continue its investment. By the end of 2027, CETIN plans to have a million FTTH optical connections in place.