Telefónica O2 prepares another wave of layoffs and up to 500 people are to be given notices of dismissal, local magazine writes in its latest issue to appear on Monday, citing several independent sources. The layoffs are to be across the whole company but marketing is the most endangered area. The jobs reduction is to affect also people holding high managerial posts. Telefonica CR has roughly 5,800 employees, some 2,000 fewer than three years ago. /Neutral/
Chair Pavel Dvorak of CTU telecom regulator said the telecoms regulator thinks that it is necessary at this time to use regulation to promote development of the market, even though there are changes taking place (such as the spectrum auction and a virtual operator). CTU’s analysis will be subjected to public discussion in a few weeks.