27-09-2001

Nine months ago, the Czech telecommunications market was opened to competition, although a number of restrictive regulations remain in place. The international analytical and advisory company IDC has recently published a report which foresees a slowdown in voice telephony and a sharp rise in data telecommunications. I spoke to John Gole, programe manager for telecommunications services at IDC Central Europe, and asked him first how the market has changed since it was liberalised at the beginning of this year.