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Slovenia - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

Slovenia - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

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. HSPA and LTE networks have been deployed to support the delivery of these services, while competing network deployments have led to increased transfer speeds. The multi-spectrum auction held in 2014 will go far in expanding mobile broadband services nationally over the coming three years. This report offers insights and statistics on the Slovenian mobile market, including updates on operators and regulatory measures.

Key developments:

Multi-spectrum auction concludes, with significant population coverage obligations on the three licensees; Telekom Slovenije begins deploying LTE using the 800MHz band; 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 March 2014; operator data to Q2 2014; recent market developments.

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 1800MHz and 2100MHz
2.2.5 Multi-band spectrum auction April 014
2.2.6 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
2.2.7 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
2.2.8 Roaming
2.2.9 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- 2014
Table 3 Operator market share by active subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 4 Mobile number portings 2006 2014
Table 5 Mobile Termination Rates 2007 2010; 2013
Table 7 Mobitel subscribers 2008 - 2014
Table 8 Si.Mobil financial data 2004 2014
Table 9 Si.Mobil prepaid, postpaid & blended monthly ARPU 2004 2014
Table 10 Si.Mobil mobile data ARPU 2007 - 2010
Table 11 Si.Mobil Minutes of Use (MOU) 2007 2014
Table 12 Si.Mobil subscribers 2007 - 2014
Table 13 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2000 - 2014
Table 14 Si.Mobil prepaid subscribers 2004 - 2014
Table 15 Total SMS messages sent 2005 - 2014
Table 16 Total MMS messages sent 2007 - 2014
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2003 2014
Chart 2 Si.Mobil financial data 2004 2014
Chart 3 Si.Mobil prepaid, postpaid & blended monthly ARPU 2004 2014
Chart 4 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2000 2014
Exhibit 1 2G spectrum awarded in Slovenia
Exhibit 2 4G spectrum results 2014

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