Croatia - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews
The Croatian telecoms market has been shaped by the country's bid to join the European Union, resulting in market liberalisation and creation of a regulatory environment conducive to competition. Alternative operators have entered the market and launched competing services in the fixed-line market. Both alternative operators and the incumbent are investing in network infrastructure to support bandwidth-intensive services such as broadband access and triple play. This report provides a concise overview of Croatia's fixed-line market, covering regulatory developments, fixed-line infrastructure used to offer services, financial and performance data on significant fixed-line operators as well as the wholesale and IT markets.
GDP shows continuing decline; state transfers remaining shares in T-HT to Pensioners' Fund; Croatia joins the EU; T-HT invests in cloud computing; VIPnet acquires three regional cablecos; Optima Telekom seeks company restructure; regulator's market data to Q3 2013; telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2013; market developments to early 2014.