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Slovenia - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

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Slovenia - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

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:

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 effective introduced; Debitel begins offering fixed broadband; mid-2013 auction releases much needed spectrum for LTE; updated on the multi-spectrum auction scheduled for February 2014; AmisMobil launches services; Mobitel trials LTE; regulator's market report to June 2013; operator data to Q3 2013; market developments to January 2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

Si.Mobil, Mobitel, Tumobil, 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 1800MHz and 2100MHz
2.2.6 4G spectrum auction
2.2.7 Mobile Number Portability
2.2.8 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
2.2.9 Roaming
2.2.10 GSM-R
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 Tumobil
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
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2004
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005- 2013
Table 3 Operator market share by subscribers 2009 - 2013
Table 4 Mobile number portings 2006 2013
Table 5 Mobile Termination Rates 2007 2010; 2013
Table 7 Mobitel subscribers 2008 - 2013
Table 8 Si.Mobil financial data 2004 2013
Table 9 Si.Mobil prepaid, postpaid & blended monthly ARPU 2004 2013
Table 10 Si.Mobil mobile data ARPU 2007 - 2010
Table 11 Si.Mobil Minutes of Use (MOU) 2007 2013
Table 12 Si.Mobil subscribers 2007 - 2013
Table 13 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2000 - 2013
Table 14 Mobitel prepaid subscribers 2005 - 2010
Table 15 Si.Mobil prepaid subscribers 2004 - 2013
Table 16 Total SMS messages sent 2005 - 2013
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2003 2013
Chart 2 Si.Mobil financial data 2004 2013
Chart 3 Si.Mobil prepaid, postpaid & blended monthly ARPU 2004 2013
Chart 4 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2000 2013
Exhibit 1 2G spectrum awarded in Slovenia

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