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 FttX 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.
Telekom Austria acquires Amis Telecom; Novi-Net granted national WiMAX licence; VelaTel Global Communications expands wireless broadband capacity; DVB-T2 to be deployed by 2020, releases addition spectrum for mobile broadband use; 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; H1 Telekom expands IPTV service; report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2015, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2015, recent market developments.