Slovenia - Mobile Market - Insights and Statistics

Slovenia - Mobile Market - Insights and Statistics

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 focus to defending market share from new market entrants and to increasing ARPU by encouraging prepaid users to take up postpaid services as well as adopt mobile broadband and data services. The regulator has addressed the need of mobile operators for more spectrum: additional concessions were awarded in 2013, while a significant multi-spectrum auction was held in mid-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 invest in LTE networks to support the delivery of these services. This report offers insights and statistics on the Slovenian mobile market, including updates on operators and regulatory measures.

Key developments:

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, plans LTE launch in mid-2015; MVNO Debitel put up for sale; 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 December 2014; operator data to Q4 2014; recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

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


1. Synopsis
2. Overview of Slovenia's mobile market
2.1 Mobile statistics
2.1.1 General statistics
2.1.2 Mobile voice services
2.2 Mobile data services
2.2.1 Short Message Service (SMS) / Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
3. Regulatory issues
3.1 Licensing
3.1.1 GSM licences
3.1.2 First 3G licence awarded
3.1.3 Tender for additional 3G licences
3.1.4 1800MHz and 2100MHz
3.2 Spectrum
3.2.1 Multi-band spectrum auction April 2014
3.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
3.4 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
3.5 Roaming
3.6 Mobile infrastructure
3.6.1 Digital
3.6.2 GSM-R
3.6.3 3G/UMTS
3.6.4 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
3.7 Other infrastructure developments
3.7.1 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
3.7.2 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) / Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
3.7.3 High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
4. Major mobile operators
4.1 Mobitel
4.2 Si.Mobil
4.3 Tumobil
4.4 T-2
4.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
4.5.1 Debitel
4.5.2 Voljamobil (Izimobil)
4.5.3 Amis Mobil
5. Mobile content and applications
5.1 Mobile TV
6. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2004
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005- 2014
Table 3 Operator market share by active subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 4 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2000 - 2014
Table 5 Si.Mobil prepaid subscribers 2004 - 2014
Table 6 Total SMS messages sent 2005 - 2014
Table 7 Total MMS messages sent 2007 - 2014
Table 8 Mobile number portings 2006 2014
Table 9 Mobile Termination Rates 2007 2010; 2013
Table 11 Mobitel subscribers 2008 - 2014
Table 12 Si.Mobil financial data 2004 2014
Table 13 Si.Mobil prepaid, postpaid and blended monthly ARPU 2004 2014
Table 14 Si.Mobil mobile data ARPU 2007 - 2010
Table 15 Si.Mobil Minutes of Use (MOU) 2007 2014
Table 16 Si.Mobil subscribers 2007 - 2014
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2003 2014
Chart 2 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2000 2014
Chart 3 Si.Mobil financial data 2004 2014
Chart 4 Si.Mobil prepaid, postpaid & blended monthly ARPU 2004 2014
Exhibit 1 2G spectrum awarded in Slovenia
Exhibit 2 4G spectrum results 2014

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