The 5G technology auction in new wording should be opened by the
end of H1 2020. The information was provided by the Ministry of
Industry and Trade (MPO). Foreign operators' interest in the 5G
auction, which has been under preparation since mid-2019, was nil,
Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček (for ANO) said after
the government session on January 27, 2020; he added that under
the current conditions, only one smaller Czech bidder would
probably enter the auction. The government has also recommended
to the Czech Telecommunications Office (ČTÚ) a new assignment accentuating cheaper mobile data and setting of criteria leading effective, fast, accessible and secure development of 5G networks.
The government also dismissed ČTÚ chairman Jaromír Novák.
Regarding his successor, the government expressed support for
current ČTÚ board member Jana Továrková.
Zpracoval kolektiv pracovníků zahraniční kanceláře Czechtrade Bangalore.