Croatia - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

Croatia - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

Market consolidation as VIPNet absorbs regional cablecos

The Croatian telecoms market has been influenced by the country having joined the European Union in July 2013. This necessitated a range of measures aimed at market liberalisation and the 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.

Broadband penetration in Croatia is the highest in the Balkans region, with access platforms including ADSL2+, cable, FttX and WiMAX. ISPs have focused on increasing broadband uptake, with hopes of generating additional revenue through sales of IP-delivered services and bundled offers. The Digital Terrestrial TV market has matured, with analogue switch off having taken place.

The mobile market is one of the most highly penetrated in the Balkans region. Three Mobile Network Operators and a number of Mobile Virtual Network Operators have launched services, though the market is dominated by only two network operators. With declining revenue from the competitive mobile voice market, these players have focused on improving ARPU by encouraging prepaid subscribers to migrate to postpaid plans and developing mobile broadband offerings.

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics - 2013 (e)
    • Table Telephone network statistics - 2012 (e)
    • Table Internet user statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table Broadband subscriber statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table Mobile statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table National telecommunications authority
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • ECONOMIC BACKGROUND
    • OVERVIEW OF CROATIA'S TELECOM MARKET
      • Table Telecom services revenue by sector, annual change - Q3 2013
      • Table Telecom services revenue by sector, annual change - Q3 2013
      • Table Telecom services revenue by sector - 2012 - 2013
      • Table Mobile and fixed-line network traffic - 2010 - 2013
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • BACKGROUND
    • EU REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
    • REVISED NFR
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION IN CROATIA
      • Privatisation
      • Interconnect
      • Access
      • Number Portability (NP)
        • Table Accumulated fixed number portings - 2005 - 2013
      • Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
        • Table CPS lines - 2008 - 2013
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Fixed-line market share by operator - 2008 - 2013
    • T-HRVATSKI TELEKOM (T-HT)
      • Table T-Hrvatski Telekom financial data - 2008 - 2013
      • Table T-Hrvatski Telekom revenue by sector - 2010 - 2013
      • Table T-Hrvatski Telekom retail fixed lines by type - 2005 - 2013
      • Table T-HT voice ARPU - 2004 - 2013
    • VIPNET
      • Table VIPnet financial data - 2004 - 2013
    • OPTIMA TELEKOM
      • Table Optima Telekom financial data by sector- 2010 - 2013
      • Table Optima Telekom operational data - 2010 - 2013
    • METRONET
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2000 - 2014
    • WHOLESALING
    • CLOUD COMPUTING
  • INTERNET MARKET
    • OVERVIEW
    • INTERNET STATISTICS
      • Table Internet users and penetration rates - 2000 - 2014
  • BROADBAND MARKET
    • OVERVIEW
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2003 - 2014
    • ASYMMETRICAL DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (ADSL)
      • Table DSL accesses by type -2010 - 2013
      • Table T-HT ADSL subscribers - 2002 - 2012
      • VDSL
    • CABLE MODEMS
      • Table Cable broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2014
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISE (FTTP) NETWORKS
    • WIRELESS BROADBAND
      • WiFi
      • WiMAX
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Total mobile broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2013
      • Table VIPnet mobile broadband subscribers - 2008 - 2013
  • DIGITAL MEDIA/DIGITAL ECONOMY
    • DIGITAL ECONOMY OVERVIEW
      • E-government
      • E-education
      • E-health
    • OVERVIEW OF BROADCASTING MARKET
      • Table TV market share by platform - 2011 - 2013
      • Regulatory issues
      • Digital TV
        • Table MAXtv subscribers - 2006 - 2013
        • Table IPTV subscribers - 2011 - 2013
        • Table Cable TV subscribers - 2003 - 2014
        • Table Satellite TV subscribers - 2011 - 2014
        • Table DTTV subscribers - 2011 - 2013
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • OVERVIEW OF CROATIA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 200
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2014
        • Table Mobile market share by subscribers - 2008 - 2013
        • Table Mobile network traffic - 2010 - 2013
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Third GSM licence and 3G licences
      • Fourth GSM licence
      • Spectrum auctions
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • Table Accumulated mobile ported numbers - 2006 - 2013
      • Network Termination Rates (MTRs)
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Digital
      • Third generation (3G) mobile
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • T-HT
        • Table T-HT mobile revenue - 2004 - 2013
        • Table T-HT mobile ARPU - 2004 - 2013
        • Table T-HT mobile customers - 2007 - 2013
      • VIPnet
        • Table VIPnet prepaid, postpaid and blended monthly ARPU - 2004 - 2013
        • Table VIPnet Minutes of Use (MOU) - 2007 - 2013
        • Table VIPnet subscribers - 2007 - 2013
      • Tele2 Croatia
        • Table Tele2 financial data - 2007 - 2013
        • Table Tele2 subscribers - 2007 - 2013
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid cards
        • Table Total prepaid users - 2002 - 2012
        • Table T-HT prepaid subscribers - 2001 - 2013
        • Table VIPnet prepaid subscribers - 2004 - 2013
    • MOBILE DATA SERVICES
      • Short Message Service (SMS)/Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
        • Table Total SMS and MMS messages sent - 2003 - 2013
      • General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • Evolved High Speed Packet Access (HSPA+)
      • Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • Mobile TV
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • M-commerce
  • FORECASTS
    • FORECASTS - FIXED BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS - 2010 - 2013; 2020
      • Scenario 1 - higher broadband subscriber growth
        • Table Forecast fixed broadband subscribers - higher growth scenario - 2010 - 2013; 2020
      • Scenario 2 - lower broadband subscriber growth
        • Table Forecast fixed broadband subscribers - lower growth scenario - 2010 - 2013; 2020

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