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Slovakia - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews


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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.

Key developments:

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.

Companies covered in this report include:

Slovak Telecom, O2, GTS Slovakia.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of the Slovakia's telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 History
4.1.1 Electronic Communications Act 2003
4.1.2 Electronic Communications Act 2011
4.1.3 EU Regulatory Framework
4.1.4 Revised NFR
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.2.1 Telecommunications Office of the Slovak Republic (TUSR)
4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Slovakia
4.3.1 Privatisation of Slovak Telecom
4.3.2 Interconnection
4.3.3 Access
4.3.4 Number portability (NP)
4.3.5 Carrier selection and Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
5. Fixed network operators in Slovakia
5.1 Slovak Telecom
5.2 GTS Slovakia
5.3 Slovak Wireless Access Network (SWAN)
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.1.1 Alternative operators
6.2 International cable
7. Wholesaling
7.1 Overview
8. Cloud services
9. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics Slovakia 2013 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2013 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2013 (e)
Table 4 Internet subscriber statistics 2014 (e)
Table 5 Broadband subscriber statistics 2013 (e)
Table 6 Mobile statistics 2014 (e)
Table 7 National telecommunications authority
Table 8 Investment in telecom market, by sector 2005 - 2011
Table 9 Telecom market revenue 2005 - 2013
Table 10 Market share of telecom revenue by operator 2010
Table 11 Annual fixed-number portings 2007 - 2012
Table 12 Carrier selection lines 2007 - 2012
Table 13 Slovak Telekom financial data 2009 - 2013
Table 14 Slovak Telekom subscribers 2009 - 2013
Table 15 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 - 2013
Table 16 VoIP lines 2000 - 2013
Table 17 Total international internet bandwidth 2000 - 2011
Table 18 Cost of local loop unbundling and share access 2006 - 2009
Chart 1 Slovak Telekom financial data 2009 2013
Chart 2 Slovak Telekom subscribers 2009 2013
Chart 3 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 2013
Exhibit 1 The EU regulatory framework for communications
Exhibit 2 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview

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