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Slovakia - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

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Slovakia - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

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 called to account for high mobile licence extension fees; MTR reduced 67% from August 2013; regulator holds workshop on multi-band spectrum auction; Orange upgrades base stations for HSPA+ and successfully tests a 42Mb/s service; Orange launches NFC-based contactless m-payment service; regulator's market data to June 2012; telcos' operating data to Q2 2013; market developments to August 2013.

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 (Slovak Telekom)
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
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 - 2013
Table 5 T-Mobile mobile financial data 2004 - 2013
Table 6 T-Mobile mobile ARPU 2004 - 2013
Table 7 Orange subscribers 2007 - 2013
Table 8 Orange mobile revenue 2003 - 2013
Table 9 Orange data ARPU proportion 2008 - 2012
Table 10 Orange ARPU 2011 - 2013
Table 11 Telefónica O2 subscribers 2007 - 2012
Table 12 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2000 - 2012
Table 13 T-Mobile Slovakia prepaid users 2004 - 2012
Table 14 Telefónica O2 prepaid users 2007 - 2012
Table 15 Total SMS messages sent 2003 - 2012
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2000 2012
Chart 2 T-Mobile mobile financial data 2004 2013
Exhibit 1 2G spectrum awarded in Slovakia

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