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Slovenia - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts


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Slovenia’s mobile market is potentially one of the most competitive given that four mobile network operators and a number of mobile virtual network operators operate in a country with a potential market of only two million people. With mobile SIM card penetration at saturation levels, established mobile network operators have shifted focus to defending market share from new market entrants and increasing Average revenue per user levels; encouraging prepaid users to take up postpaid services as well as encouraging spending and uptake in the underdeveloped mobile broadband and content market. 3G/HSPA networks have been deployed to support the delivery of mobile broadband services, while competing network deployments have led to increased transfer speeds. This report offers insights and statistics on the Slovenian mobile market, including updates on operators and regulatory measures.

Key developments:

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 effective from early 2012; AmisMobil launched services; Mobitel trials LTE; regulator’s 2011 market report; operator data to June 2012; market developments to mid-2012.

Companies covered in this report include:

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


1. Synopsis
2. Mobile communications
2.1 Overview of Slovenia’s mobile market
2.1.1 Mobile statistics
2.2 Regulatory issues
2.2.1 GSM licences
2.2.2 First 3G licence awarded
2.2.3 Tender for additional 3G licences
2.2.4 Sub 1GHz spectrum
2.2.5 Mobile Number Portability
2.2.6 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
2.2.7 Roaming
2.3 Mobile technologies
2.3.1 Digital
2.3.2 Third generation mobile
2.4 Major mobile operators
2.4.1 Mobitel
2.4.2 Si.Mobil
2.4.3 Tušmobil
2.4.4 T-2
2.4.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
2.5 Mobile voice services
2.5.1 Prepaid
2.6 Mobile data services
2.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS) / Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
2.6.2 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
2.6.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) / Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
2.6.4 High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
2.6.5 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
2.6.6 Mobile TV
2.7 Mobile content and applications
3. Related reports
List of Tables, Charts and Exhibits
Table 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2013
Table 2 – Operator market share by subscribers – 2009 - 2012
Table 3 – Mobile number portings – 2009 – 2011
Table 4 – Mobile Termination Rates – 2007 – 2010; 2013
Table 6 – Mobitel financial data (historic) – 2007 – 2010
Table 7 – Mobitel subscribers – 2008 - 2011
Table 8 – Si.Mobil financial data – 2004 – 2011
Table 9 – Si.Mobil prepaid, postpaid & blended monthly ARPU – 2004 – 2011
Table 10 – Si.Mobil mobile data ARPU – 2007 - 2010
Table 11 – Si.Mobil Minutes of Use (MOU) – 2007 – 2011
Table 12 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2000 - 2012
Table 13 – Mobitel prepaid subscribers – 2005 - 2010
Table 14 – Si.Mobil prepaid subscribers – 2004 - 2011
Table 15 – Total SMS messages sent – 2005 - 2012
Chart 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2003 – 2013
Chart 2 – Mobitel financial data (historic) – 2007 – 2010
Chart 3 – Si.Mobil financial data – 2004 – 2011
Chart 4 – Si.Mobil prepaid, postpaid & blended monthly ARPU – 2004 – 2011
Chart 5 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2000 – 2012
Exhibit 1 – 2G spectrum awarded in Slovenia

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