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Slovakia - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

Slovakia - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

LTE launches signifying MNO emphasis on mobile data offerings

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.

Slovakia’s broadband market has shown steady growth in recent years, with access competition predominately based on infrastructure. The DSL platform remains the dominant access method, while the cable sector is also strong in urban areas. A fast-developing FttX infrastructure and wireless broadband options, particularly from the mobile network operators, add to the mix. The broadband platform also allows operators to provide additional services, such as broadband TV. Increased internet usage is supporting Slovakia’s internet society, which has received substantial EU funding to develop and improve access to e-government and other online services. Digital terrestrial TV has been launched, with the public service broadcaster STV the first to complete analogue switch-off.

The mobile market is serviced by a triopoly of operators, each having pan-European interests with considerable scale and resources. Relatively high penetration has resulted from multiple SIM card ownership. The introduction of mobile number portability has increased competition between players, with the result that they have focused on improving ARPU by encouraging prepaid users to migrate to postpaid plans. They has also emphasised mobile data access and content services. These are becoming increasingly popular among consumers in the wake of deployments of 3G/HSPA and LTE networks.

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics Slovakia - 2013 (e)
    • Table Telephone network statistics - 2013 (e)
    • Table Internet user statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table Internet subscriber statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table Fixed-line broadband subscriber statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table Mobile statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table National telecommunications authority
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • OVERVIEW OF THE SLOVAKIA'S TELECOM MARKET
      • Table Investment in telecom market, by sector - 2005 - 2012
      • Table Telecom market revenue - 2005 - 2013
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • HISTORY
      • Electronic Communications Act 2003
      • Electronic Communications Act 2011
      • EU Regulatory Framework
      • Revised NFR
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
      • Telecommunications Office of the Slovak Republic (TUSR)
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION IN SLOVAKIA
      • Privatisation of Slovak Telecom
      • Interconnection
      • Access
      • Number portability (NP)
        • Table Annual fixed-number portings - 2007 - 2013
      • Carrier selection and Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
        • Table Carrier selection lines - 2007 - 2013
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Fixed-line calls made - 2005 - 2014
    • SLOVAK TELECOM
      • Table Slovak Telekom financial data - 2009 - 2013
      • Table Slovak Telekom subscribers - 2009 - 2013
    • GTS SLOVAKIA
    • SLOVAK WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORK (SWAN)
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2000 - 2004
      • Table Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2005 - 2014
      • Table VoIP lines - 2000 - 2013
      • Table Total international internet bandwidth - 2000 - 2012
      • Alternative operators
    • INTERNATIONAL CABLE
    • WHOLESALING
      • Table Cost of local loop unbundling and share access - 2006 - 2009
    • CLOUD SERVICES
  • BROADBAND MARKET
    • OVERVIEW
    • SLOVAKIA'S EMERGING INTERNET SOCIETY
      • Table Online purchases by individuals - 2005 - 2013
      • Legislation
      • Government support
      • E-government
      • Infrastructure
        • Table Uptake of e-government services by businesses - 2004 - 2011
        • Table Uptake of e-government services by individuals - 2004 - 2011
      • E-health
      • E-education
        • Table E-education usage by individuals - 2007 - 2011
        • Table E-education usage by businesses - 2007 - 2011
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Internet users, subscribers and penetration rate - 2000 - 2014
      • Table Internet subscribers and penetration rate - 2000 - 2014
      • Table Dial-up internet subscribers - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2002 - 2014
      • Table Internet market revenue - 2005 - 2014
    • ASYMMETRICAL DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (ADSL)
      • Table DSL subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2013
      • Table Slovak Telekom retail DSL subscribers - 2005 - 2013
      • VDSL
    • CABLE MODEMS
      • Table Cable broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2014
      • Table UPC broadband and voice subscribers - 2006 - 2013
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISE (FTTP) NETWORKS
      • Table FttH/B subscribers - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Orange Slovensko FttH homes connected - 2009 - 2013
    • WIRELESS BROADBAND
      • WiFi
      • WiMAX
      • Satellite
        • Table Satellite broadband subscribers - 2006 - 2014
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table Mobile internet subscriptions by type - 2008 - 2013
        • Table Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2007 - 2014
  • DIGITAL MEDIA
    • OVERVIEW OF DIGITAL MEDIA MARKET
      • Digital TV (DTV)
        • Table Magio IPTV subscribers - 2008 - 2012
        • Table UPC - homes passed - 2003 - 2013
        • Table UPC TV subscribers by service type - 2003 - 2013
        • Table CATV market revenue - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Skylink DTH subscribers (Slovakia) - 2006 - 2011
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • OVERVIEW OF SLOVAKIA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1998 - 2012
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Mobile GSM/3G base stations in service - 2005 - 2012
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • GSM licences
        • Table 2G spectrum awarded in Slovakia
      • UMTS licences and third GSM licence
      • Fourth mobile network operator licence
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • Table Annual mobile portings - 2006 - 2013
      • Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
      • Spectrum auctions
        • Table Multi spectrum allocation - Dec 2013
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Digital
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • T-Mobile Slovakia (Slovak Telekom)
        • Table T-Mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2013
        • Table T-Mobile mobile financial data - 2004 - 2013
        • Table T-Mobile mobile ARPU - 2004 - 2013
      • Orange Slovakia
        • Table Orange subscribers - 2007 - 2013
        • Table Orange mobile revenue - 2003 - 2013
        • Table Orange data ARPU proportion - 2008 - 2012
        • Table Orange ARPU - 2011 - 2013
      • Telefónica O2
        • Table Telefónica O2 subscribers - 2007 - 2013
    • MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS (MVNOS)
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers - 2000 - 2013
        • Table T-Mobile Slovakia prepaid users - 2004 - 2013
        • Table Telefónica O2 prepaid users - 2007 - 2013
    • MOBILE DATA SERVICES
      • Table Total SMS messages sent - 2003 - 2013
      • Table Total MMS messages sent - 2005 - 2013
      • Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • Evolved High Seed Packet Access (HSPA+)
      • Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • Mobile TV
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
  • FORECASTS
    • FORECASTS - FIXED BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS - 2010 - 2013; 2020
      • Scenario 1 - higher broadband subscriber growth
        • Table Forecast fixed broadband subscribers - higher growth scenario - 2010 - 2013; 2020
      • Scenario 2 - lower broadband subscriber growth
        • Table Forecast fixed broadband subscribers - lower growth scenario - 2010 - 2013; 2020

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