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Slovakia - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts


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Slovakia’s mobile market, serviced by three mobile network operators having pan-European reach, has relatively high penetration levels resulting from multiple SIM card ownership. The introduction of mobile number portability has increased competition between players which have focused on improving ARPU levels by encouraging existing prepaid users to migrate to postpaid plans, as well as by offering mobile broadband access and content services. These are becoming increasingly popular among consumers in the wake of deployments of 3G/HSPA and LTE networks. This report offers insight into Slovakia’s mobile market, providing a variety of statistics as well as profiles of mobile network operators. It also covers regulatory issues and market developments.

Key developments:

MNOs trial LTE in the 2.6GHz band; revenue slides in wake of regulatory measures and falling number of contract customers; regulator to coordinate auction additional spectrum in the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands in early 2013; regulator called to account for high mobile licence extension fees, imposes MTRs based on new pricing model; Orange upgrades base stations for HSPA+ and successfully tests a 42Mb/s service; regulator’s market data to June 2012; telcos’ operating data to September 2012; market developments to December 2012.

Companies covered in this report include:

T-Mobile Slovakia, Orange Slovakia, Telefónica O2.


1. Synopsis
2. Mobile communications
2.1 Overview of Slovakia’s mobile market
2.1.1 Mobile statistics
2.2 Regulatory issues
2.2.1 GSM licences
2.2.2 UMTS licences and third GSM licence
2.2.3 Fourth mobile network operator licence
2.2.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
2.2.5 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
2.2.6 Spectrum auctions
2.3 Mobile technologies
2.3.1 Digital
2.3.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
2.4 Major mobile operators
2.4.1 T-Mobile Slovakia
2.4.2 Orange Slovakia
2.4.3 Telefónica O2
2.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
2.6 Mobile voice services
2.6.1 Prepaid
2.7 Mobile data services
2.7.1 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
2.7.2 Evolved High Seed Packet Access (HSPA+)
2.7.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
2.7.4 Mobile TV
2.8 Mobile content and applications
3. Related reports
List of Tables, Charts and Exhibits
Table 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 - 2012
Table 2 – Mobile GSM/3G base stations in service – 2005 - 2012
Table 3 – Annual mobile portings – 2006 - 2012
Table 4 – T-Mobile subscribers – 2006 - 2012
Table 5 – T-Mobile mobile financial data – 2004 - 2012
Table 6 – T-Mobile mobile ARPU – 2004 - 2012
Table 7 – Orange subscribers – 2007 - 2012
Table 8 – Orange revenue – 2003 - 2012
Table 9 – Orange data ARPU proportion – 2008 - 2012
Table 10 – Telefónica O2 subscribers – 2007 - 2012
Table 11 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2000 - 2012
Table 12 – T-Mobile Slovakia prepaid users – 2004 - 2012
Table 13 – Telefónica O2 prepaid users – 2007 - 2012
Table 14 – Total SMS messages sent – 2003 - 2012
Chart 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 – 2012
Chart 2 – T-Mobile mobile financial data – 2004 – 2012
Chart 3 – Orange subscribers – 2007 – 2012
Exhibit 1 – 2G spectrum awarded in Slovakia

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