Slovakia - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Slovakia - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Slovakia's broadband market has shown steady growth in recent years, with effective competition between the DSL, cable and fibre platforms. DSL remains the principal technology though by early 2020 it is expected to be eclipsed by the fast-developing fibre sector, which has been supported by sympathetic regulatory measures and considerable investment among operators. The cable sector is a distant third in terms of subscribers, though cable is particularly strong in urban areas. The main telco UPC Slovakia has gained customers steadily in recent years on the back of its widely available 500Mb/s service offering. In mid-2019 the company launched a 1Gb/s service in three cities, initially available to some 200,000 premises.

There are also wireless broadband options from the mobile network operators, as also LTE-based fixed-wireless services from Orange Slovakia and Slovak Telekom aimed at providing 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.

Key developments:

Regulator concludes 3.6-3.8GHz auction;
Slovanet secures spectrum in the 10GHz band for wireless broadband, aims to sell 3.5GHz concessions to Orange Slovakia;
Orange Slovakia increases FttP footprint to over one million premises;
UPC Slovakia launches 1Gb/s cable broadband service based on DOCSIS3.1;
Municipal FttP developments showing further growth;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2018, telcos' operating data to Q3 2019, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Slovak Telekom, Orange Slovakia, UPC Slovakia


  • Synopsis
  • Introduction and statistical overview
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • LEGISLATION
    • GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Growth in the number of fixed internet subscribers and penetration rate – 2009 – 2019
      • Table Decline in the number of dial-up internet subscribers – 2005 – 2018
      • Table Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2009 – 2024
      • Table Steady growth in internet market revenue – 2005 – 2017
  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
    • Table Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers – 2005 – 2018
    • Table Development in UPC Slovakia's broadband/voice subscriber base – 2006 – 2019
    • Table Increase in the number of UPC Slovakia's homes passed – 2003 – 2019
    • Table UPC Slovakia revenue – 2016 – 2019
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • Table Development of the DSL subscriber base and penetration – 2005 – 2018
    • Table Increase in the number of Slovak Telekom's retail DSL subscribers – 2005 – 2019
    • VDSL
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • Table Growth in the number of FttP/B subscribers – 2005 – 2018
    • Table Increase in the number of Orange Slovakia's broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2019
  • Other fixed broadband services
    • WIRELESS BROADBAND
      • 3.7GHz auction – 2015
      • 10GHz
      • Wi-Fi
      • WiMAX
        • Table Growth in the number of fixed-wireless broadband subscribers – 2007 – 2018
      • Satellite
        • Table Change in the number of satellite broadband subscribers – 2006 – 2018
  • Appendix – Historic data
    • Table Historic- Internet users and penetration rate – 2000 – 2015
    • Table Historic - Internet subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 – 2009
    • Table Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 – 2009
    • Table Historic - UPC Slovakia – homes passed – 2003 – 2009
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