Slovakia - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews
Despite liberalisation Slovakia's incumbent maintains a near monopoly of the fixed-line market. Alternative operators have entered the market although competitive pressures have forced a number of mergers and acquisitions, resulting in a small number of larger alternative operators. The telecoms regulator has commenced a second round of market reviews, the results of which should improve market conditions and stimulate competition. The report outlines Slovakia's fixed-line telecoms and IT market in 2011, providing an overview of the regulatory environment, profiles of the major fixed line market operators and a variety of useful statistics.
Slovakia connects to fibre DREAM cable; Slovak Telecom and T-Mobile Slovensko merge; legislation passed to create the Regulatory Office for Electronic Communications and Postal Services; regulator transposes new NRF into law; state's sale of remaining interest in Slovak Telecom delayed; GTS CE enters into negotiations for its sale; Slovak Telekom contracts Ericsson to manage its fixed line network; regulator's market data to June 2012; telcos' operating data to Q2 2013; market developments to end-2013.