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Croatia - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

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.

Key developments:

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.

Companies covered in this report include:

T-HT, Optima Telekom, Metronet, VIPnet.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Economic background
3.2 Overview of Croatia's telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Background
4.2 EU regulatory framework
4.3 Revised NFR
4.4 Regulatory authority
4.5 Telecom sector liberalisation in Croatia
4.5.1 Privatisation
4.5.2 Interconnect
4.5.3 Access
4.5.4 Number Portability (NP)
4.5.5 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
5. Fixed network operators in Croatia
5.1 T-Hrvatski Telekom (T-HT)
5.2 VIPnet
5.3 Optima Telekom
5.4 Metronet
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 Overview
7. Wholesaling
7.1 Overview
8. Cloud computing
9. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2013 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2012 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2014 (e)
Table 4 Broadband subscriber statistics 2014 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2014 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 Telecom services revenue by sector, annual change Q3 2013
Table 8 Telecom services revenue by sector, annual change Q3 2013
Table 9 Telecom services revenue by sector 2012 - 2013
Table 10 Mobile and fixed-line network traffic 2010 - 2013
Table 11 Accumulated fixed number portings 2005 - 2013
Table 12 CPS lines 2008 - 2013
Table 13 Fixed-line market share by operator 2008 - 2013
Table 14 T-Hrvatski Telekom financial data 2008 - 2013
Table 15 T-Hrvatski Telekom revenue by sector 2010 - 2013
Table 16 T-Hrvatski Telekom retail fixed lines by type 2005 - 2013
Table 17 T-HT voice ARPU 2004 - 2013
Table 18 VIPnet financial data 2004 - 2013
Table 19 Optima Telekom financial data by sector 2010 - 2013
Table 20 Optima Telekom operational data 2010 - 2013
Table 21 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 - 2014
Chart 1 Fixed-line market share by operator 2008 - 2013
Chart 2 T-Hrvatski Telekom financial data 2008 - 2013
Chart 3 VIPnet financial data 2004 - 2013
Chart 4 Optima Telekom operational data 2010 - 2013
Exhibit 1 The EU regulatory framework for communications
Exhibit 2 Access and the local loop

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