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Slovenia - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses


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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. Licenses 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 near national coverage by mid-2015. This report offers insights and statistics on the Slovenian mobile market, including updates on operators and regulatory measures.

Key developments:

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 include:

Si.Mobil, Mobitel, Tumobil, T-2, Debitel.


1. Synopsis
2. Market analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics
3.2 Mobile data services
3.2.1 Short Message Service (SMS) / Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
3.3 Mobile broadband
4. Regulatory issues
4.1 Licensing
4.1.1 GSM licences
4.1.2 First 3G licence awarded
4.1.3 Tender for additional 3G licences
4.1.4 1800MHz and 2100MHz
4.1.5 Multi-band auction 2016
4.2 Spectrum
4.2.1 Multi-band spectrum auction April 2014
4.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
4.4 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
4.5 Roaming
4.6 Mobile infrastructure
4.6.1 Digital
4.6.2 GSM-R
4.6.3 3G/UMTS
4.6.4 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
4.7 Other infrastructure developments
4.7.1 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
4.7.2 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) / Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
4.7.3 High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
5. Major mobile operators
5.1 Mobitel
5.2 Si.Mobil
5.3 Tumobil
5.4 T-2
5.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
5.5.1 Debitel
5.5.2 Voljamobil (Izimobil)
5.5.3 Amis Mobil
6. Mobile content and applications
6.1 Mobile TV
7. Related reports
List of Tables, Charts and Exhibits
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2004
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005- 2016
Table 3 Operator market share by active subscribers 2009 - 2015
Table 4 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2000 - 2015
Table 5 Si.Mobil prepaid subscribers 2004 - 2015
Table 6 Total SMS messages sent 2005 - 2016
Table 7 Total MMS messages sent 2007 - 2016
Table 8 Share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2012 - 2015
Table 9- Si.Mobil mobile broadband subscribers 2009 - 2015
Table 10 Mobile number portings 2006 2015
Table 11 Mobile Termination Rates 2007 2010; 2013
Table 13 Mobitel subscribers 2008 - 2015
Table 14 Si.Mobil financial data 2004 2015
Table 15 Si.Mobil prepaid, postpaid and blended monthly ARPU 2004 2015
Table 16 Si.Mobil mobile data ARPU 2007 - 2010
Table 17 Si.Mobil Minutes of Use (MOU) 2007 2015
Table 18 Si.Mobil subscribers 2007 - 2015
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2003 2016
Chart 2 Operator market share by active subscribers 2009 2015
Chart 3 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2000 2015
Chart 4 Si.Mobil financial data 2004 2015
Chart 5 Si.Mobil prepaid, postpaid & blended monthly ARPU 2004 2015
Exhibit 1 2G spectrum awarded in Slovenia
Exhibit 2 4G spectrum results 2014

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