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Slovakia - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

Slovakia - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

Slovakia's mobile market is served by three mobile network operators which each have a pan-European reach. Mobile penetration is relatively high, reaching about 119% in early 2015. The introduction of mobile number portability in 2006 has increased competition between players. All MNOs host MVNOs, and though the number of MVNOs is small the market is growing steadily. Mobile broadband access and content services are developing rapidly in line with operator investments in upgrading their networks with HSPA and LTE technologies. 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:

SWAN expected to launch LTE service by mid-2015; Orange provides 60% population coverage with DC-HSPA+; 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; regulator concludes multi-band spectrum auction, with one new entrant emerging; Orange launches NFC-based contactless m-payment service; regulator's market data to June 2014; telcos' operating data to Q4 2014; recent market developments.

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
2.4.4 SWAN
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 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1998 - 2004
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2015
Table 3 Mobile GSM/3G base stations in service 2005 - 2012
Table 4 Population coverage by technology 2006 - 2014
Table 5 Annual mobile portings 2006 - 2014
Table 6 T-Mobile subscribers 2006 - 2014
Table 7 T-Mobile mobile financial data 2004 - 2014
Table 8 T-Mobile mobile ARPU 2004 - 2014
Table 9 Orange subscribers 2007 - 2014
Table 10 Orange mobile revenue 2003 - 2014
Table 11 Orange data ARPU proportion (historic) 2008 - 2012
Table 12 Orange blended ARPU 2012 - 2014
Table 13 Historic - Telefónica O2 subscribers 2007 - 2013
Table 14 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2000 - 2014
Table 15 T-Mobile Slovakia prepaid users 2004 - 2014
Table 16 Historic - Telefónica O2 prepaid users 2007 - 2013
Table 17 Total SMS messages sent 2003 - 2014
Table 18 Total MMS messages sent 2005 - 2014
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 2015
Chart 2 T-Mobile mobile financial data 2004 2014
Exhibit 1 2G spectrum awarded in Slovakia

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