Prague, February 4, 2013 – GTS and T-Mobile announced today a partnership to offer mobility solutions in the Czech Republic. Through the first MVNO agreement in the country focused on the business market segment, GTS will build a new product set based on the T-Mobile network. Both companies are industry leaders and the partnership promises to provide more choice and flexibility to Czech businesses.
“Extending our product portfolio with mobile services is a significant milestone and reflection of our innovation and commercial strength. These services will enrich the wide range of telecommunications solutions we currently provide our business customers. From simple voice and data to complex ICT and now mobility services, GTS is prepared to meet nearly any customer need. This partnership with T-Mobile will ensure we continue to provide the highest quality of services to our customers,” said David Šita, Managing Director, GTS Czech.
With a long history in the Czech Republic and across Central Europe, GTS has seen the needs of its customers evolve significantly in the past few years. As work forces become increasingly mobile and business applications move to the cloud, the traditional boundaries of the telecommunications industry break down. GTS mobile services will provide truly converged products to both retail and wholesale customers. The company will use its mobility solutions to improve communications and productivity in the workplace, while simplifying the management of fixed and mobile costs for its customers.
“This agreement with GTS is the first step in implementing our wholesale strategy,” said Milan Vašina, Managing Director, T-Mobile Czech Republic. “We were looking for a professional and reliable partner that could meet the high technical and business requirements that we set for this type of cooperation and from which we cannot deviate. We are convinced that we have found such a partner in GTS.”
GTS plans to launch their mobile services this summer. Further information concerning the service offers will be made public soon.
GTS Central Europe is a leading infrastructure-based provider of telecommunications services in Central and Eastern Europe. GTS owns and operates an extensive fiber optic and data center network throughout the region. In the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, the company combines its regional footprint with deep local networks to deliver a broad range of services. From basic voice and data to complex virtual private networks and managed data center services, GTS assembles the latest technology with its extensive network to provide industry-leading customer solutions. With a strong operating history of nearly 20 years in CEE, the company is committed to providing service excellence and value to its nearly 40,000 business, carrier and government customers. For more information, please visit us at www.gtsce.com.
About T-Mobile Czech Republic
T-Mobile Czech Republic has been operating in the Czech market since 1996. As of 30 September 2012, 5.4 million customers were using T-Mobile’s mobile services; T-Mobile thus remains the number-one operator in the Czech mobile market. T-Mobile is an integrated operator: in addition to mobile and fixed-line telecommunications services, it offers ICT and T-Mobile TV satellite television services.
T-Mobile has long focused on the quality of its services. Independent tests have repeatedly confirmed that T-Mobile is the quality leader in 2G and 3G (UMTS FDD) data services, as well as in GSM voice services.
Since its establishment, the company has placed emphasis on excellent customer service and proper conduct towards business partners, employees and the environment. T-Mobile has received, among other awards, Employer of the Year, Employer of the Decade, Company of the Year: Equal Opportunities, and the VIA Bona 2009 award for the involvement of its employees in philanthropic and volunteer activities. In 2012, the magazine World Finance named T-Mobile Czech Republic the Best Wireless Telecoms Provider in Eastern Europe.
T-Mobile is a member of the international telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom. Thanks to the group’s international presence, customers can count on the worldwide availability of their favourite services and enjoy uniform, favourable prices of calls when abroad.
For further information please contact:
Lucie Řeřichová, PR manager and spokesperson, GTS Central Europe,
phone +420 225 253 152, +420 777 198 838, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ondřej Micka, EMC a.s. agency,
phone +420 251 091 211, +420 724 352 552, e-mail: email@example.com
Martina Kemrová, Senior manager of business communication, spokesperson, T-Mobile Czech Republic
phone +420 603 400 150, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org