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Croatia - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

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Croatia - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Internet penetration in Croatia is the highest in the Balkans region. There is effective competition between the fixed-line DSL and cable access platforms, while there is also a vibrant market for fibre deployments, though still predominantly in urban areas. ISPs have focused on increasing the capabilities of broadband infrastructure and so generate additional revenue through sales of bundled packages and videostreaming services. Digital Terrestrial TV progressed well, with the country among the first in Europe to complete the switch from analogue to digital broadcasting. The migration to the DVB-T2 standard, expected to be complete by 2020, will provide addition spectrum for mobile broadband use.

This report provides updated analyses on Croatia's developing broadband and digital media markets. It provides offering a variety of statistics as well as forecasts for fixed-line broadband subscribers.

Key developments:

T-HT trials technology; Telekom Austria acquires Amis Telecom; VIPnet planning to introduce DOCSIS3.1-based services; Optima Telekom announces plans to merge with H1 Telekom; Novi-Net granted national WiMAX licence; VelaTel Global Communications expands wireless broadband capacity; DVB-T2 to be deployed by 2020; regulator awards more funding to promote rural broadband; GTS Central Europe extends fibre network through Croatia; Amis Telekom builds fibre network in Zagreb; H1 Telekom expands IPTV service; report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2016, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

T-HT,, VIPNet, Digi TV, SBB, H1 Telekom, Optima Telekom.

1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Broadband statistics
2.3 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
2.3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
4.1 VDSL
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
6. Other fixed broadband services
6.1 Wi-Fi
6.2 WiMAX
7. Digital economy
7.1 Introduction
7.2 E-government
7.3 E-education
7.4 E-health
8. Digital media
8.1 introduction
8.2 Regulatory issues
8.3 Videostreaming
8.4 Cable TV (CATV)
8.5 Satellite TV
8.6 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
9. Related reports
Table 1 Internet users and penetration rates 2000 - 2016
Table 2 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2003 - 2017
Table 3 Total broadband penetration (mobile and fixed) 2013 - 2015
Table 4 Broadband data traffic by type 2012 - 2016
Table 5 Broadband data traffic growth by type 2013 - 2015
Table 6 Broadband market revenue (mobile and fixed) 2012 - 2016
Table 7 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 8 Cable broadband subscribers 2010 - 2017
Table 9 DSL accesses by type 2010 - 2016
Table 10 T-HT retail DSL subscribers 2002 - 2016
Table 11 TV market share by platform 2011 - 2016
Table 12 Subscribers to bundled services by type 2012 - 2016
Table 13 TV market revenue 2012 - 2016
Table 14 T-HT MAXtv subscribers 2006 - 2016
Table 15 IPTV subscribers 2011 - 2016
Table 16 Cable TV subscribers 2003 - 2016
Table 17 Satellite TV subscribers 2011 - 2016
Table 18 DTTV subscribers 2011 - 2016
Chart 1 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2003 - 2017

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