“I am happy we persisted in the struggle and finally obtained the licence. We will thus maintain a network of 3,200 post offices and deliver according to given parameters in the coming years,” Martin Elkán, the post´s CEO said. The legislative procedure to select the USO provider for the period 2018 - 2022 began in July last year and the Czech Post was the only applicant. However, Czech Telecommunication Office, the national regulation authority, turned down the application, citing as a formal reason that the post is not adhering to the cost-orientation pricing principle. Česká pošta´s prices were too low, according to the regulator.
Source: Czech Post