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Slovakia - Digital Media and Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts


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Slovakia’s broadband market has shown steady growth in recent years, with access competition s predominately based on infrastructure. The DSL platform remains the dominant access method, while the cable sector is also strong in urban areas. A fast-developing FttX infrastructure and wireless broadband options, particularly from the mobile network operators, add to the mix. Broadband is sold as a platform through which telecom operators provide additional services, such as broadband TV. Increased internet usage is supporting Slovakia’s internet society, which has received substantial EU funding to develop and improve access to e-government and other online services. Digital terrestrial TV has been launched, with the public service broadcaster STV the first to complete analogue switch-off. This report profiles Slovakia’s broadband and digital media markets, providing an overview of major players, statistics and market analyses, as well as fixed broadband forecasts to 2020.

Key developments:

Slovakia trials DVB-T2; UPC Slovakia’s 120Mb/s Fibre Power service extended to ten cities; municipal FttH developments; WiMAX Telecom bought by Slovanet; regulator calls for tenders for a fourth DTTV multiplex; M77 merges SkyLink and CS Link; STV ends analogue TV broadcasts; regulator’s market data to June 2012; telcos’ operating data to September 2012; market developments to December 2012.

Companies covered in this report include:

Slovak Telecom, Orange, UPC Slovakia.


1. Synopsis
2. Broadband market
2.1 Overview
2.2 Slovakia’s emerging internet society
2.2.1 Legislation
2.2.2 Government support
2.2.3 E-government
2.2.4 Infrastructure
2.2.5 E-health
2.2.6 E-education
2.3 Broadband statistics
2.4 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
2.5 Cable modems
2.6 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks
2.7 Wireless broadband
2.7.1 WiFi
2.7.2 WiMAX
2.7.3 Satellite
2.7.4 Mobile broadband
3. Overview of digital media market
3.1 Digital TV (DTV)
3.1.1 Broadband TV (IPTV)
3.1.2 Cable TV (CATV)
3.1.3 Satellite-based pay TV developments
3.1.4 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
4. Forecasts
4.1 Forecasts – fixed broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2013; 2020
4.1.1 Scenario 1 – higher broadband subscriber growth
4.1.2 Scenario 2 – lower broadband subscriber growth
4.2 Notes on scenario forecasts
5. Related reports
List of Tables and Charts
Table 1 – Online purchases by individuals – 2005 - 2012
Table 2 – Uptake of e-government services by businesses – 2004 - 2011
Table 3 – Uptake of e-government services by individuals – 2004 - 2011
Table 4 – E-education usage by individuals – 2007 - 2011
Table 5 – E-education usage by businesses – 2007 - 2011
Table 6 – Internet users, subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2013
Table 7 – Dial-up internet subscribers – 2005 - 2013
Table 8 – Broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2013
Table 9 – Internet market revenue – 2005 - 2012
Table 10 –DSL subscribers and penetration – 2005 - 2013
Table 11 – Slovak Telekom retail DSL subscribers – 2005 - 2012
Table 12 – Cable broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2013
Table 13 – UPC broadband and voice subscribers – 2006 - 2012
Table 14 –FttH/B subscribers – 2005 - 2013
Table 15 – Orange Slovensko FttH homes connected – 2009 - 2012
Table 16 – Mobile internet subscribers by technology – 2005 - 2013
Table 17 – Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2007 - 2013
Table 18 – Magio IPTV subscribers – 2008 - 2012
Table 19 – UPC – homes passed – 2003 - 2012
Table 20 – UPC TV subscribers by service type – 2003 - 2012
Table 21 – CATV market revenue – 2005 - 2012
Table 22 – Skylink DTH subscribers (Slovakia) – 2006 - 2011
Table 23 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2010 - 2013; 2020
Table 24 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2010 - 2013; 2020
Chart 1 – Broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2004 – 2013
Chart 2 – UPC subscribers – 2006 – 2012
Chart 3 – UPC TV subscribers by service type – 2003 – 2011

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