Business activities in telecommunications

Act No. 127/2005 Coll. on electronic communications and amending certain related acts (the Act on Electronic Communication), imposes on natural and legal persons who intend to perform communication activity which constitutes business activity in electronic communications the obligation to notify the Czech Telecommunication Office (hereinafter referred to as “CTU”) of this in writing in advance according to Section 13 of Act No. 127/2005 Coll.. You must proceed according to the information and instructions presented below when providing notification of undertaking communication activity which constitutes business activity in electronic communications.

Business activity in electronic communications

Business activity is understood to be systematic activity performed independently by a business undertaking in its own name and on its own responsibility for the purpose of achieving profit. Business activity in electronic communications is as follows:

  1. provision of public communication networks;

a public communication network means an electronic communications network used wholly or mainly for the provision of publicly available electronic communications services, and which supports the transfer of information between network termination points, or an electronic communications network through which a service distributing radio and television broadcasts is provided

an electronic communication network means transmission systems and, where applicable, switching or routing equipment and other facilities, including network elements which are inactive and which permit the conveyance of signals by wire, by radio, by optical or by other electromagnetic means, including satellite networks, fixed circuit-switched or packet-switched networks and mobile terrestrial networks, electricity cable systems, to the extent that they are used for the purpose of transmitting signals, networks used for radio and television broadcasting and cable television networks, irrespective of the type of information conveyed

the provision of electronic communication network means the establishment, operation or supervision of such a network, or making it accessible

  1. the provision of electronic communication services


an electronic communication service means a service normally provided for remuneration which consists wholly or mainly in the conveyance of signals on electronic communications networks, including telecommunications services and transmission services in networks used for broadcasting, and on cable television networks, but excluding services that offer content by means of electronic communications networks and services, or exercise editorial control over the offered content transmitted using electronic communications networks and services; it does not include information society services, which do not consist wholly or mainly in the conveyance of signals on electronic communications networks


a publicly available electronic communication service means an electronic communications service from the use of which no person is excluded beforehand

If you have any questions or anything that needs clarified as concerning the subject-matter of business activity, you can contact the CTU's regional department depending on the address of the place of business of a natural person or the registered office of a legal person or you can contact the CTU filing room; see Contacts.

The terms and conditions of providing public communication networks and allocated resources are laid down in general authorisation no. VO-S/2/07.2005-10, which is amended and supplemented by general authorisation no. VO-S/2/07.2007-12 and by general authorisation no. VO-S/2/09.2008-11. The terms and conditions of providing electronic communication services are laid down in general authorisation no. VO-S/1/01.2012-2, which is amended and supplemented by general authorisation no. VO-S/1/07.2005-9, in the wording of general authorisation no. VO-S/1/07.2007-11. General authorisations can be found here.

Telecommunication licences and certificates of registration issued according to Act No. 151/2000 Coll. on telecommunications and amending certain other acts, as amended, expired on 1st September 2005.

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