Slovenia - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
Slovenia's competitive mobile market has four mobile network operators and a small number of mobile virtual network operators, operating in a country with a potential market of only two million people. With high mobile SIM card penetration, these players have shifted their focus to the fixed-line sector in a bid to offer bundled services, and to capitalise on their investments in delivering mobile broadband. The regulator has addressed the need of mobile operators for more spectrum, providing additional concessions in 2013 and holding a significant multi-spectrum auction in 2014. An auction for left-over spectrum in the 1800MHz and 2100MHz bands was delayed in July 2016 after only two operators placed bids.
Mobile spectrum licenses have stipulated population coverage targets as well as the delivery of mobile broadband to 95% of the population within three years, offering data of at least 10Mb/s. The regulator's spectrum policy has stimulated operators to provide national coverage. This report offers insights and statistics on the Slovenian mobile market, including updates on operators and regulatory measures.
Regulator delays auction for 1800MHz and 2100MHz spectrum; MVNO Izimobil begins offering LTE services Telekom Slovenije acquires the MVNO Debitel for 15.8 million; Telekom Slovenije signs Slovenia's first international LTE roaming agreement; multi-spectrum auction concludes, with significant population coverage obligations on the three licensees; Telemach acquires Tumobil; contract awarded to build a GSM-R network across the national railway network; Mobitel merges with parent company; mobile broadband accounting for over a third of mobile subscribers; Si.Mobil expands HSPA+ upgrade to 90% of the population; new MTRs introduced; Debitel begins offering fixed broadband; Amis Mobil launches services; Mobitel trials LTE; regulator's market report to June 2015; telcos' financial and operating data to Q3 2015; recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
Si.Mobil, Mobitel, Tumobil, T-2, Debitel.
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