Slovakia - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
Slovakia's broadband market has shown steady growth in recent years, with access competition predominately based on infrastructure platforms including DSL, cable and fibre. DSL remains the dominant platform for connections, while the cable sector is particularly strong in urban areas. A fast-developing FttX infrastructure has been supported by sympathetic regulatory measures. There are also wireless broadband options from the mobile network operators, while in mid-2017 Orange launched a home-LTE service intended to provide broadband to areas lacking DSL.
Increased internet usage supports Slovakia's internet society, which has received substantial EU funding aimed at developing and improving access to e-government and other online services.
This report addresses Slovakia's fixed-line and wireless broadband markets, providing an overview of major players, as well as statistics and market analyses and broadband subscriber forecasts.
Regulator concludes 3.6-3.8GHz auction; Orange Slovakia to increase FttP footprint to over one million premises by end-2018; UPC aiming to integrate its units in the Czech Republic and Slovakia; Slovak Telecom fined by competition authorities for imposing excessive wholesale access charges; UPC Slovakia's Fibre Power service extended to more cities; municipal FttP developments showing further growth; Slovak Telekom launches a 300Mb/s fibre service; WiMAX Telecom bought by Slovanet; report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2016, telcos' operating data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.