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Slovakia - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Slovakia - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Despite market liberalisation Slovakia's incumbent telco Slovak Telekom maintains a near monopoly of the fixed-line market. The company also dominates the DSL broadband sector, though this can partly be attributed to the effects of a pricing strategy which effectively prevented competitors from making a profit through local loop unbundling, a practice for which it was fined by the European Commission in 2014 and again in 2017. Market competition has forced a number of mergers and acquisitions in recent years, resulting in a small number of larger operators.

There is effective competition in the mobile and fixed broadband segments where most investment is being channelled.

This report outlines Slovakia's fixed-line telecoms market, providing an overview of the regulatory environment, profiles of the major operators, and a range of operational and financial statistics.

Key developments:

BENESTRA and SWAN complete merger;
Slovakia connects to fibre DREAM cable;
Slovak Telekom contracts Ericsson to manage its fixed line network;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2017, telcos' operating data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Slovak Telecom, O2 Slovakia, BENESTRA (GTS Nextra).


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Market analysis
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.2 Electronic Communications Act 2003
5.3 Electronic Communications Act 2011
5.4 Regulatory authority
5.5 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.6 Privatisation
5.7 Interconnection
5.8 Access
5.9 Number Portability (NP)
5.10 Carrier selection and Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Slovak Telecom
6.2 BENESTRA
6.3 Slovak Wireless Access Network (SWAN)
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.1.1 Alternative operators
7.2 International infrastructure
8. Cloud services
9. Digital economy
9.1 E-government
9.2 E-health
9.3 E-education
10. Related reports
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Slovakia 2018 (e)
Table 2 Investment in telecom market, by sector 2005 - 2017
Table 3 Telecom market revenue 2005 - 2017
Table 4 Annual fixed-number portings 2007 - 2018
Table 5 Carrier selection and CPS lines 2007 - 2018
Table 6 Fixed-line calls and traffic 2006 - 2018
Table 7 Slovak Telekom financial data 2009 - 2018
Table 8 Slovak Telekom subscribers 2009 - 2018
Table 9 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 - 2009
Table 10 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 - 2018
Table 11 VoIP lines 2000 - 2018
Table 12 International internet bandwidth 2000 - 2016
Chart 1 Investment in telecom market, by sector 2005 2017
Chart 2 Telecom market revenue 2005 2017
Chart 3 Fixed-line calls and traffic 2006 2018
Chart 4 Slovak Telekom financial data 2009 2018
Chart 5 Slovak Telekom subscribers 2009 2018
Chart 6 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2018
Exhibit 1 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview

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