Slovenia's broadband market continues to be dominated by a small number of players, including the incumbent telco Telekom Slovenije, Telemach and T-2. Despite the launch of competing platforms, DSL remains the most popular access method though its market share is being eroded by the steady development of fibre-based networks, as well as by upgraded cable networks which offer data rates of up to 220Mb/s. The deployment of DOCSIS3.1 technology expected among cablcos from about 2018 will provide data rates of at least 1Gb/s, and so enable the operators to improve the delivery of bundled services.
Increased internet usage and activity has characterised an emerging internet society, comprised of e-government, e-commerce and e-health among other services. Digital TV availability is expanding via cable, IPTV, satellite and terrestrial free-to-air platforms, increasing competition and choice for end-users. Slovenia was among the first countries in Europe to switch from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting, and so has been able to make use of digital dividend spectrum for mobile broadband services.
This report covers the fixed-line broadband market in Slovenia, including subscription forecasts to 2022, as well as an overview of the digital media sector, highlighting major players and industry developments.
CME sells POP TV; Telemach acquires Tumobil and the ISP Maxtel; Telekom Slovenije unbundles fibre infrastructure; government funding to extend broadband to 23 municipalities; Telekom Slovenije deploys LTE network to provide bundled services; CATV retains major share of TV subscribers; government broadband program targets extending FttP to 90% of the population by 2020; Amis Telecom merged with Si.mobil and rebranded as A1 Slovenia; Telekom Slovenije launches satellite broadband services; T-2 switches partnership from Telekom Slovenije to A1 Slovenia for IPTV services; RTV Slovenia signs ten-year contract with Eutelsat; report update includes the regulator's market report to December 2016, telcos' operating data to Q1 2017, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
Telekom Slovenije, Telemach, Amis Telekom, Serbia Broadband, Tutelekom, T-2.