As 5G has not yet been commercially launched, no companies have launched 5G services yet. However, all three of the biggest operators in the market – O2, T-Mobile and Vodafone – have expressed their interest in 5G services and are involved in testing of the networks.
At the beginning of 2019, O2 launched a “4.5G network” in the town of Kolín. The network reached a speed of around 400 Mbit per second and it is freely available to anyone who has a device that can work with it. Further, in July 2019, O2 tested a closed 5G network with speed in the hundreds of Mbit per second, as well as low latency and response.
In October 2019, the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade together with the Ministry of Regional Development held a contest for testing and development of new technologies called “5G for 5 towns”. The 5 towns intend the use of the network to be focused on autonomous vehicles, streaming of sporting events, contactless payments in public transport, CCTV monitoring and testing of control of unmanned aerial vehicles.