From foundation to the present

Česká asociace elektronických komunikací z.s. (the Czech Association of Electronic Communications) has undergone a number of changes down the years. It was founded on 18 December 1998 under the name of Česká asociace kabelových komunikací (the Czech Association of Cable Communications). It was also under this name that the Association was registered by the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic on 15 February 1999 (file number VS/1-1/39 060/99-R). Activity at the Association became broader, leading to a change of name to Česká asociace kompetitivních komunikací (the Czech Association of Competitive Communications) on 18 December 2001. In light of a change in the terminology used, the Association changed its name again on 6 September 2007, becoming Česká asociace elektronických komunikací o. s. (the Czech Association of Electronic Communications). The Association became subject to the regulation of association activity in the new Civil Code in 2014, suffixing its name with the abbreviation “z. s.” (registered association).

 

Recent conferences and seminars

1st October 2019
Expert seminar on the topic of Collective management of copyright in Broadcasting

20th May 2019
Joint conference held by the Czech Association of Electronic Communications (ČAEK) and the Czech Telecommunication Office (ČTÚ) on the topic of How to build a gigabyte society in the Czech Republic

31st May 2018
Joint conference held by the Czech Association of Electronic Communications (ČAEK) and the Czech Telecommunication Office (ČTÚ) on the topic of The Electronic Communications Code and its transposition in the legal order of the Czech Republic

9th November 2017
Joint conference held by the Czech Association of Electronic Communications (ČAEK) and the Czech Telecommunication Office (ČTÚ) on the topic of Deploying the next generation of electronic communication networks

18th May 2017
Joint conference held by the Czech Association of Electronic Communications (ČAEK) and the Czech Telecommunication Office (ČTÚ) on the topic of Infrastructure for further generations and the distribution of protected content

24 November 2016
Expert seminar held by the Czech Association of Electronic Communications (ČAEK) and the Czech Telecommunication Office (ČTÚ) on the topic of Implementing the directive on measures to reduce the cost of deploying the NGA networks

9th June 2016
expert seminar on the topic of The level of administration and protection of content in electronic communication networks

31st March 2016
Expert seminar on the topic of The level of state regulation in infrastructure sectors

 

Annual awards at the Association

The Association has handed out several annual awards throughout its existence. The following persons and institutions have been presented with awards (in chronological order):

 

2018

Ing. Marek Ebert, Director of the Regulation Section, Czech Telecommunication Office
Ing. Petra Holubičková, then attaché for telecommunication, postal services and Galileo, Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU in Brussels
“Právo informačních technologií” (The law of information technology), collected authors led by doc. JUDr. Radim Polčák, Ph.D., Head of the Institute of Law and Technology, Masaryk University, Brno

 

2017

Mgr. Martin Adam, senior lawyer at T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s.
Bc. Barbora Havelková Adámková, Head of the Secretariat of the Chairman of the Council of the Czech Telecommunication Office
Mgr. Viktor Filip, specialist in regulation at Česká telekomunikační infrastruktura a.s.

 

2016

Mgr. Jana Hays, Regulatory affairs manager in company Česká telekomunikační infrastruktura a.s.,
Independent copyright department Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic

 

2015

JUDr. Jan Stárek, then Chairman of the ČAEK Council
Fabio Colasanti

 

2014

Ing. Vilém Veselý, Deputy Director of the Electronic Communication Division, Head of the Department of Integration, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
Doc. JUDr. Pavel Mates, CSc. and JUDr. Tomáš Nielsen – joint authors of commentary on the Act on Electronic Communications (published by Linde in 2014)

 

2013

Ing. Václav Bartoň
the company AT&T Global Network Services Czech Republic a.s.

 

2012

Chris Hutchins, then Vice-President European Policy
the company Liberty Global B. V.
the company Braband TV News

 

2011

PhDr. Pavel Dvořák, CSc., then Chairman of the Council of the Czech Telecommunication Office
Ladislav Mikuš, then Chairman of the Telecommunication Office of the Slovak Republic
the company Euroffice Praha – Brusel a.s.

 

2010

Dipl. Ing. Roland Mahler, then Chairman of the Board of Directors at T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s.
Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University

 

2009

Ing. Mgr. Jaromír Novák, then Head of the Department for European Integration at the Ministry of Industry and Trade
the company LICA s.r.o.

 

2008

PhDr. Pavel Dvořák, CSc., then Chairman of the Council of the Czech Telecommunication Office
the company HBO Europe s.r.o.

 

2007

Director of the company itself s.r.o. Jan Dašovský
UPC Česká republika, s.r.o.

 

2006

Vladimír Mlynář
Council of the Czech Telecommunication Office

 

2005

The company T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s.
prof. Ing. Vladimír Smejkal, CSc.

 

2004

Ing. Václav Bartoň, then Director General of UPC Česká republika a.s.
prof. Ing. Vladimír Smejkal, CSc.
UPC Česká republika, s.r.o.
authors of the publication “Právo informačních a telekomunikačních systémů” (The law of information and telecommunication systems), second updated and expanded edition, C.H.Beck 2004

 

2003

Supervisory board at ČAKK (the Czech Association of Competitive Communications)
Founding members of the Association: the companies UPC Česká republika, s.r.o., Karneval Media s.r.o., HBO Europe s.r.o., LICA s.r.o., Hughes Network Systems

 

2002

The company SELF servis, spol. s r.o. (now itself s.r.o.)
Technologies & Prosperity specialised magazine

 

Honorary and advisory bodies

Jan Dašovský, Honorary Member and Principal Advisor to the Board of Directors

JUDr. Antonín Hedrlín, Ph.D., Honorary Chairman of the Council of the Association

Mgr. Vladimíra Chlandová, Honorary Chairman of the Board of the Association

Petr Jílek, Special technical advisor to the Board

Ing. Vladimír Petržílka, Founding member-on-merit and honorary member of the Board of the Association

Ing. Luboš Čipera, Co-founder of the Association

 

Honorary members of the Association

Zdeněk Vaníček, Lifetime honorary chairman of ČAEK, co-founder of the Association

JUDr. Aleš Janků

Jan Van Steeg

Philip A. Roter

Richard Zane Singer

Prof. Ing. Mirko Novák, DrSc.

Roger Wilson, Esq.

Richard Woolam, Esq.

Hon. Bruce Zeller, Esq.

Hon. David Duane DEA, Esq.

Malcolm Harbour

Gene Musselman

Svatoslav Novák

Philip Virgo

Gary Waller