Internet penetration in Croatia is the highest in the Balkans region, and is more in line with those found in the Eastern European EU countries. Available broadband access platforms include ADSL2+, cable, FttX and WiMAX. ISPs have focused on increasing broadband uptake, with hopes of generating additional revenue through sales of broadband TV and triple play services. Digital Terrestrial TV developments are underway, with analogue switch off taking placing. Digital TV programming is also available via cable TV and satellite TV. Drawing upon a variety of statistics and sources, this report provides an informative insight into Croatia’s dynamic digital media and broadband markets, offering a variety of statistics and forecasts on the broadband market for selected years to 2020.
MAXtv extends to satellite and mobile platforms; Novi-Net granted national WiMAX licence; IPTV among the more successful in Central and Eastern Europe; B.net bought by Telekom Austria; VelaTel Global Communications expands wireless broadband capacity; DVB-T2 to be employed in two MUXES; regulator awards funding to promote rural broadband; GTS Central Europe extends fibre network through Croatia; High Court upholds regulator’s pricing for incumbent’s wholesale fibre access; Amis Telekom builds fibre network in Zagreb; B.net launches subscription Video-on-Demand service; H1 Telekom launches IPTV service; regulator market data to September 2012; telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2012; market developments to early 2013.