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Croatia - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Croatia - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

The telecoms market in Croatia has been shaped by the country having joined the European Union in 2013, a process which resulted in market liberalisation and the creation of a regulatory environment conducive to competition. Alternative operators have entered the market and there is effective competition in the in the fixed-line, broadband and mobile markets.

Alternative operators as well as the incumbent telco Hrvatski Telekom are investing in network infrastructure to support bandwidth-intensive services. In common with developments elsewhere in Europe, investment is being earmarked for fibre and mobile infrastructure while the fixed-voice market continues to dwindle.

This report provides a concise overview of Croatia's fixed-line market, covering regulatory developments, fixed-line infrastructure and the financial and operating performance of the main operators.

Key developments:

Amendments to the Electronic Communications Act come into force;
VIPnet and B.net rebranded as A1 Croatia;
Optima Telekom reports 27.7% increase in revenue for the first half of 2018;
Regulator sets out amended wholesale access tariffs;
HT extends management of Optima Telekom to mid-2021, invests HRK210 million in major IT projects;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2018, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Hrvatski Telekom (HT), Optima Telekom, Metronet, A1 Croatia (VIPnet).


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Historical overview
4.2 Market analysis
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.4 Privatisation
5.5 Interconnect
5.6 Access
5.7 Number Portability (NP)
5.8 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Hrvatski Telekom (HT)
6.2 A1 Croatia
6.3 Optima Telekom
6.4 Metronet
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.2 International infrastructure
7.3 Cloud computing
8. Wholesale
9. Related reports
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Croatia 2018 (e)
Table 2 Telecom services revenue by sector 2012 - 2018
Table 3 Telecom services revenue by sector, annual change 2013 - 2018
Table 4 Mobile and fixed-line network traffic 2010 - 2015
Table 5 Accumulated fixed number portings 2005 - 2018
Table 6 CPS lines 2008 - 2018
Table 7 Fixed-line market share by operator 2008 - 2017
Table 8 Hrvatski Telekom financial data 2008 - 2018
Table 9 Hrvatski Telekom wholesale, IP, data revenue 2010 - 2015
Table 10 Hrvatski Telekom fixed and mobile revenue 2010 - 2018
Table 11 Hrvatski Telekom retail fixed lines by type 2005 - 2018
Table 12 HT voice ARPU 2004 - 2018
Table 13 A1 Croatia financial data 2004 - 2018
Table 14 A1 Croatia fixed-lines 2012 - 2018
Table 15 Optima Telekom financial data by sector 2010 - 2018
Table 16 Optima Telekom operational data 2010 - 2018
Table 17 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 - 2009
Table 18 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 - 2018
Table 19 International internet bandwidth 2001 - 2016
Chart 1 Telecom services revenue by sector 2012 2018
Chart 2 Fixed-line market share by operator 2008 - 2017
Chart 3 Hrvatski Telekom financial data 2008 - 2018
Chart 4 A1 Croatia financial data 2004 - 2018
Chart 5 Optima Telekom financial data by sector 2010 2018
Chart 6 Optima Telekom operational data 2010 2018
Chart 7 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2018
Exhibit 1 Access and the local loop

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