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Slovakia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Published By :

BuddeComm

Published Date : Oct 2018

Category :

Telecommunications

No. of Pages : 62 Pages

Slovakian telcos to extend fixed broadband nationally by 2020
Despite market liberalisation Slovakia’s incumbent telco Slovak Telekom maintains a near monopoly of the fixed-line market. Market competition has forced a number of mergers and acquisitions in recent years, resulting in a small number of larger operators.

The broadband market has shown steady growth in recent years, with effective competition between the DSL, cable and fibre platforms. DSL remains the dominant technology while the cable sector is particularly strong in urban areas. A fast-developing FttX infrastructure has been supported by sympathetic regulatory measures. There are also wireless broadband options from the mobile network operators, as also LTE-based fixed-wireless services from Orange Slovakia and Slovak Telekom aimed at providing broadband to areas lacking DSL.

The mobile market is served by four mobile network operators, three of which have a pan-European reach. Mobile penetration is relatively high, at about 132% by mid-2018. The introduction of mobile number portability in 2006 intensified competition between players. However, the MVNO sector remains underdeveloped, with the few operators in place having failed to gain traction and thus holding only a marginal share of the overall market.

Mobile broadband access and content services are developing rapidly in line with operators having upgraded their networks with LTE technologies. The regulator since early 2018 has prepared the groundwork for 5G services, encouraging network operators to refarm spectrum to create more continuous blocks, and readying itself for an auction of spectrum in the 1800MHz band.

This report outlines Slovakia’s fixed-line telecoms market, providing an overview of the regulatory environment, profiles of the major operators, and a range of operational and financial statistics. The report also covers the mobile market voice and data markets, providing statistics and profiles of the mobile network operators as well as an assessment of regulatory issues and developments in LTE, 5G and mobile data services. In addition the report reviews the fixed-line and wireless broadband markets, including subscriber forecasts.

Key developments:

  • Regulator concludes 3.6-3.8GHz auction;
  • Slovanet secures spectrum in the 10GHz band for wireless broadband;
  • Competition authority approves SWAN merger with BENESTRA;
  • Orange Slovakia to increase FttP footprint to over one million premises;
  • Government and telcos reach accord to extend broadband to all unserved settlements nationally;
  • Slovak Telekom launches a 300Mb/s fibre service;
  • Orange Slovakia and Slovak Telekom offering LTE service as substitute for fixed-line broadband;
  • Telecom sector revenue growth returns in 2017;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data to December 2017, telcos’ operating data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Publication Overview

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Slovakia’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the fixed-line, mobile and broadband sectors. Subjects include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
  • Facts, figures and statistics;
  • Industry and regulatory issues;
  • Infrastructure developments;
  • Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU, MoU;
  • Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
  • Broadband (FttP, DSL, cable, wireless);
  • Mobile subscribers and ARPU;
  • Broadband market forecasts;
  • Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
  • Market liberalisation and industry issues;
  • Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences;
  • Mobile technologies (GSM; 3G, HSPA, LTE, 5G).

Table of Contents

1. Key statistics

1.1 Country overview

2. Telecommunications market
2.1 Market analysis

3. Regulatory environment
3.1 Historical overview
3.2 Electronic Communications Act 2003
3.3 Electronic Communications Act 2011
3.4 Regulatory authority
3.5 Telecom sector liberalisation
3.6 Privatisation
3.7 Interconnection
3.8 Access
3.9 Number Portability (NP)
3.10 Carrier selection and Carrier PreSelection (CPS)

4. Fixed network operators
4.1 Overview
4.2 Slovak Telecom
4.3 BENESTRA
4.4 Slovak Wireless Access Network (SWAN)

5. Telecommunications infrastructure
5.1 Overview of the national telecom network
5.1.1 Alternative operators
5.2 International infrastructure
5.3 Cloud services

6. Broadband market
6.1 Introduction and statistical overview
6.1.1 Market analysis
6.1.2 Legislation
6.1.3 Government support
6.1.4 Broadband statistics
6.1.5 Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
6.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
6.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
6.3.1 VDSL
6.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
6.5 Other fixed broadband services
6.5.1 Wireless broadband

7. Digital economy
7.1 E-government
7.2 E-health
7.3 E-education

8. Mobile communications
8.1 Market analysis
8.2 Mobile statistics
8.2.1 General statistics
8.2.2 Mobile voice
8.2.3 Mobile data
8.2.4 Mobile broadband
8.2.5 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
8.3 Regulatory issues
8.3.1 GSM licences
8.3.2 UMTS licences and third GSM licence
8.3.3 Fourth mobile network operator licence
8.3.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
8.3.5 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
8.3.6 800MHz, 2600GHz
8.3.7 1800MHz
8.3.8 3.5GHz
8.4 Mobile infrastructure
8.4.1 Digital networks
8.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
8.5 Major mobile operators
8.5.1 T-Mobile Slovakia (Slovak Telekom)
8.5.2 Orange Slovakia
8.5.3 O2 Slovakia
8.5.4 SWAN Mobile
8.5.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
8.6 Mobile content and applications

List of Table

Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Slovakia – 2018 (e)
Table 2 – Investment in telecom market, by sector – 2005 - 2017
Table 3 – Telecom market revenue – 2005 - 2017
Table 4 – Annual fixed-number portings – 2007 - 2018
Table 5 – Carrier selection and CPS lines – 2007 - 2018
Table 6 – Fixed-line calls and traffic – 2006 - 2018
Table 7 – Slovak Telekom financial data – 2009 - 2018
Table 8 – Slovak Telekom subscribers – 2009 - 2018
Table 9 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 - 2009
Table 10 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2010 - 2018
Table 11 – VoIP lines – 2007 - 2018
Table 12 – International internet bandwidth – 2000 - 2016
Table 13 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2000 - 2018
Table 14 – Internet subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2019
Table 15 – Dial-up internet subscribers – 2005 - 2018
Table 16 – Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2019
Table 17 – Internet market revenue – 2005 - 2017
Table 18 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 19 – Cable broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2018
Table 20 – UPC Slovakia broadband and voice subscribers – 2006 - 2018
Table 21 – UPC Slovakia – homes passed – 2003 - 2018
Table 22 –DSL subscribers and penetration – 2005 - 2018
Table 23 – Slovak Telekom retail DSL subscribers – 2005 - 2018
Table 24 –FttP/B subscribers – 2005 - 2018
Table 25 – Orange Slovakia broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2018
Table 26 – Fixed-wireless broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2018
Table 27 – Satellite broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2018
Table 28 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 - 2009
Table 29 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2019
Table 30 – Mobile GSM/3G base stations in service (historic) – 2005 - 2012
Table 31 – Population coverage by technology – 2006 - 2018
Table 32 – Geographical coverage by technology – 2010 - 2018
Table 33 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2001 - 2018
Table 34 – T-Mobile Slovakia prepaid users – 2004 - 2018
Table 35 – Historic - Telefónica O2 prepaid users – 2007 - 2013
Table 36 – Mobile network traffic – 2007 - 2018
Table 37 – Mobile market revenue – 2005 - 2017
Table 38 – SMS messages sent – 2003 - 2017
Table 39 – MMS messages sent – 2005 - 2017
Table 40 – Mobile internet subscriptions by type – 2008 - 2018
Table 41 – Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2007 - 2019
Table 42 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 43 – Annual mobile portings – 2006 - 2018
Table 44 – M2M connections – 2014 - 2018
Table 45 – T-Mobile Slovakia subscribers – 2006 - 2018
Table 46 – T-Mobile Slovakia mobile financial data – 2004 - 2018
Table 47 – T-Mobile Slovakia quarterly mobile service revenue – 2014 - 2018
Table 48 – T-Mobile Slovakia mobile ARPU – 2004 - 2018
Table 49 – Orange subscribers – 2007 - 2018
Table 50 – Orange mobile revenue – 2003 - 2018
Table 51 – Orange revenue by quarter – 2012 - 2018
Table 52 – Orange blended ARPU – 2012 - 2017
Table 53 – O2 Slovakia subscribers – 2007 - 2018
Table 54 – O2 Slovakia revenue, EBITDA, capex – 2016 - 2018

List of Chart

Chart 1 – Investment in telecom market, by sector – 2005 – 2017
Chart 2 – Telecom market revenue – 2005 – 2017
Chart 3 – Fixed-line calls and traffic – 2006 – 2018
Chart 4 – Slovak Telekom financial data – 2009 – 2018
Chart 5 – Slovak Telekom subscribers – 2009 – 2018
Chart 6 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 – 2018
Chart 7 – Internet subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 – 2019
Chart 8 – Broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 – 2019
Chart 9 – UPC Slovakia subscribers – 2006 – 2018
Chart 10 –DSL subscribers and penetration – 2005 – 2018
Chart 11 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 – 2019
Chart 12 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2001 – 2018
Chart 13 – Mobile network traffic – 2007 – 2018
Chart 14 – Mobile internet subscriptions by type – 2008 – 2018
Chart 15 – Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2007 – 2019
Chart 16 – O2 Slovakia subscribers – 2007 – 2018
Exhibit 1 – Access, the local loop and unbundling – an overview
Exhibit 2 – 2G spectrum awarded in Slovakia
Exhibit 3 –Multi spectrum allocation – Dec 2013

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