O2 CR to shut down 3G network in 2H21; plans to cover whole of Prague with 5G

26 Mar 2021

O2 Czech Republic plans to switch off its legacy 3G networks in the second half of this year, freeing up frequencies for 4G to further develop its infrastructure, and to build out its new 5G network. Working in partnership with infrastructure provider CETIN and Ericsson of Sweden, O2 currently offers fifth-generation services in the centre of Prague, as well as in Kolin, Bilina and Pilsen, but by end-March 2022 aims to cover the entire territory of the capital while simultaneously continuing rollout in other district cities too.

Meanwhile, the switch-off of the 3G network will be carried out in three phases, as follows:

The Capital City of Prague – as of 31 May 2021

Zlin and Olomouc Region – as of 31 August 2021

Other regions in the Czech Republic – as of 30 November 2021.

Czech Republic, O2 Czech Republic (incl. CETIN)