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. 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. These operators have expanded into offering bundled fixed and mobile services.

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 2018, telcos' operating data to Q3 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Slovak Telecom, O2 Slovakia, BENESTRA (GTS Nextra)


  • Synopsis
  • Key statistics
    • Table Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Slovakia – 2019 (e)
  • Regional European Market Comparison
    • EUROPE TELECOM MATURITY INDEX BY TIER
      • Market Leaders
      • Market Challengers
      • Market Emergents
    • TMI VERSUS GDP
    • MOBILE AND MOBILE BROADBAND PENETRATION
    • FIXED VERSUS MOBILE BROADBAND PENETRATION
  • Country overview
  • Telecommunications market
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Development of investment in telecom market, by sector – 2005 – 2017
      • Table Decline in telecom market revenue – 2005 – 2017
  • Regulatory environment
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
    • ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS ACT 2003
    • ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS ACT 2011
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION
    • PRIVATISATION
    • INTERCONNECTION
    • ACCESS
    • NUMBER PORTABILITY (NP)
      • Table Development in the number of annual fixed-number portings – 2007 – 2018
    • CARRIER SELECTION AND CARRIER PRESELECTION (CPS)
      • Table Decline in the number of Carrier selection and CPS lines – 2007 – 2018
  • Fixed network operators
    • Table Decline in the volume of fixed-line calls and traffic – 2006 – 2018
    • SLOVAK TELECOM
      • Table Development in Slovak Telekom's financial results – 2009 – 2019
      • Table Development in Slovak Telekom's subscriber base by type – 2009 – 2019
    • BENESTRA
    • SLOVAK WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORK (SWAN)
  • Telecommunications infrastructure
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Decline in the number of residential fixed lines in service – 2010 – 2018
      • Table Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2009 – 2024
      • Table Growth in the number of VoIP lines – 2007 – 2018
      • Alternative operators
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Table Increase in international internet bandwidth – 2009 – 2018
  • Cloud services
  • Digital economy
    • E-GOVERNMENT
    • E-HEALTH
    • E-EDUCATION
  • Appendix – Historic data
    • Table Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 – 2009
    • Table Historic - International internet bandwidth – 2000 – 2009
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