Croatia - Digital Media and Broadband Markets - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts
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.
Novi-Net granted national WiMAX licence; Telekom Austria buys up regional cable providers; VelaTel Global Communications expands wireless broadband capacity; DVB-T2 to be employed in two MUXES; regulator awards more funding to promote rural broadband; GTS Central Europe extends fibre network through Croatia, is sold to Deutsche Telekom; High Court upholds regulator's pricing for incumbent's wholesale fibre access; Amis Telekom builds fibre network in Zagreb, put up for sale by owners; H1 Telekom launches IPTV service; regulator market data to September 2013; telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2013; market developments to early 2014.