Slovakia - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
Slovakia's mobile market is served by four mobile network operators, three of which have a pan-European reach. Mobile penetration is relatively high, reaching about 130% by late 2017. The introduction of mobile number portability in 2006 intensified competition between players. However, the MVNO sector is underdeveloped, with the few operators in place having failed to gain traction and thus holding only a marginal share of the overall market. Mobile broadband access and content services are developing rapidly in line with operators having upgraded their networks with HSPA+ and LTE technologies. The regulator noted in September 2017 that the highest data download speed in LTE networks was in Bratislava (on Slovak Telekom's network), reaching 260Mb/s. Recent trials have delivered data at up to 900Mb/s, while LTE population coverage has broached 85%.
This report offers insight into Slovakia's mobile market, providing a variety of statistics as well as profiles of the mobile network operators. It also covers regulatory issues and the deployment of LTE and mobile data services.
Slovak Telekom reaches 900Mb/s data speeds in LTE-A trials; Orange Slovakia providing 80% population coverage with LTE, offers LTE service as substitute for fixed-line broadband; MNOs trial LTE in the 2.6GHz band; mobile revenue continues to fall in wake of regulatory measures and pricing pressure; O2 Slovakia upgrades its entire 3G network to HSPA+; SWAN Mobile shifts roaming contract to the Orange Slovakia network; Orange Slovakia launches NFC-based contactless m-payment service; report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2016, telcos' operating data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.