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Montenegro - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Montenegro - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Montenegro's LTE network providing near national coverage

Montenegro continues to make steady progress in its ambition to join the European Union and NATO, and so further integrate itself with its main trading partners. As part of the EU accession process the country has received financial aid to build public institutions and improve cross-border co-operation under the EU funding mechanism Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance. The telecom sector has also been aligned with EU norms, which has opened up the market to competition and guided the development of elements such as access and tariff structures.

Fixed broadband services are available via a variety of technology platforms including DSL, cable, leased line, fibre and wireless. The fibre sector has shown particularly strong growth since 2010 as the incumbent has invested in infrastructure upgrades, albeit mainly to serve apartment blocks in the main towns. DSL is also strong given the legacy reach of the incumbent's copper network, coupled with its existing market presence and range of service offerings that include broadband TV.

Mobile penetration is particularly high, though this is partly due to the significant number of tourists visiting the country seasonally, as also to the popularity of subscribers having multiple prepaid cards Networks based on WCDMA/HSPA and LTE technologies have been launched, while investment in LTE technologies have made mobile broadband a viable alternative to fixed-line broadband in many rural areas. Recent multi-band spectrum auctions have stipulated that mobile broadband should be made available to 95% of the population by mid-2018. Network upgrades have formed the basis for new and expanding mobile broadband services.

Key developments:

Telenor Group sells it Montenegro business;
Magyar Telekom transfers 76.53% stake in Crnogorski Telekom to T-Hrvatski Telekom;
T-Mobile Montenegro and Ericsson trial carrier aggregation LTE-A technology providing data at over 435Mb/s;
Three MNOs secure spectrum in multi-band auction;
Crnogorski Telekom launches VDSL services to complement fibre roll-out;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to April 2018, telcos' operating and financial data to Q1 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Crnogorski Telekom (T-Mobile Montenegro), M:tel, Telenor Montenegro.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Montenegro – 2017
  • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Penetration of devices by household – 2012 - 2015
      • Table Penetration of computers and internet in SMEs– 2013 - 2016
      • Table Internet speeds for SMEs – 2016
      • Table Business e-commerce use – 2014 - 2016
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION
    • PRIVATISATION
    • INTERCONNECT
    • ACCESS
      • Table Length of shared cable ducts – 2016
    • CARRIER SELECTION/CARRIER PRESELECTION
    • NUMBER PORTABILITY (NP)
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table Fixed-lines by operator – 2010 - 2017
      • Table Share of fixed-lines by operator – 2011 - 2017
    • CRNOGORSKI TELEKOM
      • Table Crnogorski Telekom fixed-line voice customers – 2005 - 2016
      • Table Crnogorski Telekom financial data – 2006 - 2016
      • Table Crnogorski Telekom revenue by sector – 2009 - 2016
      • Table Crnogorski Telekom revenue by sector (new style) –2017 - 2018
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2004 - 2018
  • FIXED-LINE BROADBAND MARKET
    • INTRODUCTION AND STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 2000 - 2009
      • Table Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
      • Table Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
      • Table Broadband market share by platform – 2010 - 2017
      • Table Market share of broadband connections by speed – 2015 - 2017
      • Table Dial-up internet subscribers – 2010 - 2017
    • FORECASTS – BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS – 2018; 2020; 2022
      • Table Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
    • FIXED-LINE BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES
      • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
        • Table M-Kable broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2016
        • Table Cable broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2017
      • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
        • Table DSL subscribers (regulator data) –2005 - 2017
        • Table Crnogorski Telekom DSL and leased line subscribers – 2005 - 2016
      • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
        • Table FttX subscribers – 2011 - 2017
        • Table Installed FttX connections – 2011 – 2017
        • Table Proportion of FttX subscribers by type– 2011 - 2017
      • Other fixed broadband services
        • Table WiMAX subscribers – 2007 - 2017
        • Table Wi-Fi subscribers – 2015 - 2017
    • VIDEOSTREAMING
      • Table Crnogorski Telekom IPTV subscribers – 2007 - 2016
      • Table IPTV subscribers and share of pay TV market – 2008 - 2017
  • MOBILE MARKET
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2004 - 2019
      • Table Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2004 - 2018
      • Table Prepaid and contract mobile subscribers – 2004 - 2018
      • Table Proportion of prepaid and contract subscribers – 2004 - 2018
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • 3G
    • MOBILE DATA
      • Short Message Service (SMS)/Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 – 2018
      • Table Dedicated mobile broadband subscribers by operator – 2008 – 2016
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • 3G mobile licences
        • Table Spectrum allocations by operator – 2017
      • Roaming
        • Table European roaming charges – 2007 - 2016
        • Table European data roaming charges – 2012 - 2017
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Telenor Montenegro
        • Table Telenor Montenegro subscribers – 2004 - 2018
        • Table Telenor Montenegro financial data – 2005 - 2018
        • Table Telenor Montenegro ARPU – 2004 - 2018
        • Table Telenor Montenegro monthly mobile traffic – 2004 - 2018
      • T-Mobile Montenegro
        • Table T-Mobile Montenegro mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2018
        • Table T-Mobile Montenegro mobile MOU and ARPU – 2005 - 2016
        • Table T-Mobile Montenegro mobile revenue – 2005 - 2017
      • M:tel
        • Table M:tel mobile subscribers – 2008 - 2018
        • Table M:tel mobile subscribers by type (company data) –2008 - 2014
        • Table M:tel financial data (historic) –2008 - 2011
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
  • RELATED REPORTS

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