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Slovenia - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

Slovenia - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

Scope of Telekom Slovenije privatisation uncertain following 2014 elections

Slovenia’s telecom market remains dominated by the incumbent operator Telekom Slovenije. The company is majority owned by the state, and although successive governments have expressed a commitment to selling the state’s holding in the company, along with a number of assets, the privatisation process may be delayed following the July 2014 elections. Parties which make up the new coalition government are known to oppose the privatisation of the incumbent, though a solution may be to complete the sale of the company’s businesses while retaining control of its infrastructure.

In response to competition Telekom Slovenije has followed the path of many European incumbents and expanded internationally, focusing predominantly on the Balkans region and morphing into a regional provider of IT and multimedia services rather than a national telco.

In broadband market DSL has a strong but diminishing share of accesses as customers migrate to upgraded cable networks and to fibre offerings.

The competitive mobile market has four mobile network operators and a small number of MVNOs. With high mobile SIM card penetration, these players have shifted focus to defending market share 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.

Key developments:

Privatisation of Telekom Slovenije delayed until the newly elected government is formed; contract awarded to build a wireless network for the Slovenian railway system; telecom regulator changes its name to AKOS; Telekom Slovenije’s mobile subsidiary merges into parent company; sharp rise in VoIP connections as PSTN declines; telecoms sector investment recovers from economic downturn; National Assembly adopts the Electronic Communications Act; Telekom Slovenije unbundles fibre infrastructure; government funding to extend broadband to 23 municipalities; Telemach acquired by KKR; government broadband program targets extending FttP to 90% of the population by 2020; IPTV provider Amis Telecom put up for sale; Telekom Slovenije launches satellite broadband services; 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; Si.Mobil expands HSPA+ upgrade to 90% of the population; regulator’s 2013 market report and updates to March 2014; operator data to Q2 2014; recent market developments.

Companies and subsidiaries mentioned in this report include:

Telekom Slovenije, Telemach, Amis Telekom, Serbia Broadband, Tuštelekom, T-2, Si.Mobil, Mobitel, Tušmobil, debitel.

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table Telephone network statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table Internet user and subscriber statistics - 2013 (e)
    • Table Broadband subscriber statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table Mobile statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table National telecommunications authority
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • OVERVIEW OF SLOVENIA'S TELECOM MARKET
      • Table Telecom market revenue (SIT) - 1998; 2002; 2004-2005
      • Table Telecom market revenue (€) - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Telecom market revenue comparison - 2006 - 2012
      • Table Telecom services consumer price change - 2000 - 2013
      • Table Fixed-line and mobile voice traffic - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Telecom market investment - 2005 - 2014
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • HISTORY
      • EU Regulatory Framework
      • Revised NFR
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
      • Agency for Communications Networks and Services (AKOS)
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION IN SLOVENIA
      • Privatisation of Telekom Slovenije
      • Interconnection
        • Table Telekom Slovenije interconnection rates - 2006 - 2009
      • Access
      • Number portability
        • Table Fixed-line number portings - 2006 - 2014
      • Carrier selection and carrier preselection
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • OVERVIEW OF OPERATORS
      • Table Market share of PSTN and VoIP lines - 2010 - 2014
      • Table Market share of VoIP lines by operator - 2012 - 2014
      • Table VoIP connections - 2007 - 2014
    • TELEKOM SLOVENIJE
      • Table Telekom Slovenije market share of telecom services- 2010 - 2014
      • Table Telekom Slovenije Group financial data - 2007 - 2014
      • Table Telekom Slovenije broadband, mobile and fixed-telephony subscribers (Slovenia) - 2009 – 2014
      • Table Telekom Slovenije Group broadband and mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2014
    • AMIS TELEKOM
    • T-2
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • TELEKOM SLOVENIJE
    • ALTERNATIVE OPERATORS
    • WHOLESALING
  • INTERNET MARKET
    • SLOVENIA'S EMERGING INTERNET SOCIETY
      • Table Penetration of e-banking and e-commerce among internet users - 2009 - 2014
    • STRATEGY
    • LEGISLATION
    • IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHORISATION
    • E-GOVERNMENT
      • Infrastructure
    • E-HEALTH
  • BROADBAND MARKET
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Proportion of fixed broadband accesses by data rates - 2010 - 2013
    • FIXED BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Internet users, subscribers and penetration rates - 1998 - 2013
      • Table Fixed broadband market share by access type - 2007 - 2014
      • Table Fixed broadband lines by access type - 2007 - 2014
      • Table Wholesale broadband subscribers by access type - 2008 - 2012
      • Table Fixed broadband penetration - 2001 - 2014
      • Table Market share of fixed broadband subscribers by operator - 2011 - 2014
    • ASYMMETRICAL DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (ADSL)
      • Table Telekom Slovenije broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2014
      • Table DSL subscribers - 2007 - 2014
      • Table Market share of DSL subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2013
    • CABLE MODEMS
      • Table Cable broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2014
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP)
      • Table FttP subscribers - 2006 - 2014
      • Table Market share of FttP subscribers by operator- 2010 - 2014
    • WIRELESS BROADBAND
    • SATELLITE BROADBAND
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Mobile broadband subscribers by access type - 2011 - 2013
      • Table Share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator - 2012 - 2014
      • Table Si.Mobil mobile broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2014
  • DIGITAL MEDIA
    • OVERVIEW OF DIGITAL MEDIA MARKET
      • Table Proportion of TV subscribers by platform - 2010 - 2014
      • Table Bundled services subscribers by sector - 2009 - 2012
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • DIGITAL TV
      • Table TV providers and genre
      • Broadband TV (IPTV)
        • Table Market share of IPTV providers - 2006 - 2014
        • Table SiOL IPTV subscribers - 2006 - 2014
      • Cable TV (CATV)
      • Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
      • Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • OVERVIEW OF SLOVENIA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2004
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005- 2014
        • Table Operator market share by active subscribers - 2009 - 2014
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • GSM licences
        • Table 2G spectrum awarded in Slovenia
      • First 3G licence awarded
      • Tender for additional 3G licences
      • 1800MHz and 2100MHz
      • Multi-band spectrum auction - April 014
        • Table 4G spectrum results - 2014
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • Table Mobile number portings - 2006 - 2014
      • Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
        • Table Mobile Termination Rates - 2007 - 2010; 2013
      • Roaming
        • Table European roaming charges - 2007 - 2014
      • GSM-R
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Digital
      • Third generation mobile
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Mobitel
        • Table Mobitel subscribers - 2008 - 2014
      • Si.Mobil
        • Table Si.Mobil financial data - 2004 - 2014
        • Table Si.Mobil prepaid, postpaid & blended monthly ARPU - 2004 - 2014
        • Table Si.Mobil mobile data ARPU - 2007 - 2010
        • Table Si.Mobil Minutes of Use (MOU) - 2007 - 2014
        • Table Si.Mobil subscribers - 2007 - 2014
      • Tušmobil
      • T-2
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers - 2000 - 2014
        • Table Si.Mobil prepaid subscribers - 2004 - 2014
    • MOBILE DATA SERVICES
      • Short Message Service (SMS) / Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
        • Table Total SMS messages sent - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Total MMS messages sent - 2007 - 2014
      • Push-to-Talk (PTT)
      • General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) / Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
      • Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • Mobile TV
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
  • FORECASTS
    • FORECASTS - FIXED BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS TO 2020
      • higher fixed broadband subscriber growth
        • Table Forecast fixed broadband subscribers - higher growth scenario - 2010 - 2013; 2015; 2020
      • lower fixed broadband subscriber growth
        • Table Forecast fixed broadband subscribers - lower growth scenario - 2010 - 2013; 2015; 2020

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