Volný Acquisition Strengthens Competition in Czech Broadband MarketJune 2007 | Project News
As a result of its recent acquisition of fellow alternative operator eTel for US$120mn, Telekom Austria unit Volný hopes to use its new-found strength to challenge the Czech Republic's dominant operator Telefónica O2. How likely is this? Certainly, the new combined entity with a stronger infrastructure can offer itself as a clear alternative to the incumbent. And certainly, Volný will be in a good position to take Telefónica O2 on pricing. Indeed, it already does with its competitive monthly ADSL offer of CZK349.
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