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Slovenia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses


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Slovenia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Slovenian regulator preps for additional spectrum release in 2017

Slovenia’s fixed-line telecom market is dominated by Telekom Slovenije. The company has suffered from declining revenue since 2009, and so in a bid to diversify business interests and lessen the reliance pure telecom services the company is looking to expand into the electricity and insurance sectors, capitalising o its extensive customer base. In response to competition the telco has also followed the path of many European incumbents and developed an international presence, focused predominantly on the Balkans region where it is becoming a regional provider of IT and multimedia services.

In the overall telecom market, regulatory intervention has improved market conditions for competitors. LLU fees, based on regulated pricing models, continue to trend downwards but despite this there has been a steady reduction in the number of unbundled local loop connections.

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 penetration, telcos have branched into offering both mobile and fixed-line services so as to offer bundled products This strategy saw the cableco Telemach acquire Tušmobil and Si.mobil merge with Amis Telekom.

The regulator has addressed the need of mobile operators for more spectrum, providing additional concessions in 2013 and holding a significant multi-spectrum auction in 2014. An auction for left-over spectrum in the 1800MHz and 2100MHz bands was held in late 2016, with Telemach securing all three blocks on offer. Another auction for fixed-wireless broadband services using spectrum in the 3.5GHz, 10GHz and 12GHz bands is expected to be held in 2017.

Slovenia’s broadband market continues to be dominated by a small number of players, including the incumbent telco Telekom Slovenije, Telemach and T-2. Some market changes may develop in 2017 as a result of T-2 being forced to return to bankruptcy. Despite the launch of competing platforms, DSL remains the most popular access method though its market share is being eroded by the steady development of fibre-based networks, as well as by upgraded cable networks which offer data rates of up to 220Mb/s. The deployment of DOCSIS3.1 technology expected by cablcos from about 2018 will provide data rates of at least 1Gb/s, and so enable the operators to improve the delivery of bundled services.

This report offers a variety of insightful statistics and a concise overview of Slovenia’s fixed-line telecoms market, covering the major players, regulatory measures and developments in fixed-line infrastructure. The report also covers the fixed-line broadband market, including subscription forecasts to 2021, as well as an overview of the digital media sector, highlighting major players and industry developments. In addition the report offers insights and statistics on the mobile market, including updates on operators, regulatory measures relating to roaming, tariffs and spectrum, and developments in LTE and other technologies.

Key developments:

Si.mobil merged with Amis Telekom;

T-2 forced back into bankruptcy by creditors;

Telekom Slovenije planning to enter the electricity and insurance markets;

Sharp rise in VoIP connections as PSTN declines;

Telemach secures remaining spectrum in the 1800MHz and 2100MHz bands;

MVNO IZI Mobil begins offering LTE services;

Regulator opens consultation into auction of spectrum in the 3.5GHz, 10GHz and 12GHz bands; Telekom Slovenije acquires the MVNO Debitel;

Telemach acquires Tušmobil and the ISP Maxtel;

Government broadband program targets extending FttP to 90% of the population by 2020;

Report update includes the regulator’s market report to June 2016, State Statistical data to Q2 2016, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2016; recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telekom Slovenije, Amis Telekom, T-2, Si.mobil, Mobitel, Tušmobil, Telemach, T-2, Debitel, Serbia Broadband, Tuštelekom.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics - 2016 (e)
    • Table Telephone network statistics - 2016 (e)
    • Table Internet user statistics - 2016 (e)
    • Table Broadband subscriber statistics - 2016 (e)
    • Table Mobile statistics - 2016 (e)
    • Table National telecommunications authority
    • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Telecom market revenue (SIT) - 1998; 2002; 2004-2005
      • Table Telecom market revenue (€) - 2005 - 2012
      • Table Telecom market revenue comparison - 2006 - 2012
      • Table Telecom market revenue (US$) - 2000 - 2015
      • Table Telecom services consumer price change - 2000 - 2013
      • Table Fixed-line and mobile voice traffic - 2005 - 2016
      • Table Telecom market investment - 2005 - 2015
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • HISTORIC OVERVIEW
      • EU Regulatory Framework
      • Revised NFR
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
      • Telecom sector liberalisation
      • Privatisation of Telekom Slovenije
      • Interconnect
      • Access
      • Number Portability (NP)
        • Table Fixed-line number portings - 2006 - 2016
      • Carrier Selection (CS) and Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • TELEKOM SLOVENIJE
      • Table Telekom Slovenije Group market share of telecom services- 2010 - 2014
      • Table Telekom Slovenije Group financial data - 2007 - 2016
      • Table Telekom Slovenije broadband, mobile and fixed-telephony subscribers (Slovenia) - 2009 – 2016
      • Table Telekom Slovenije Group broadband and mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2016
    • AMIS TELEKOM
    • T-2
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • Table Market share of PSTN and VoIP lines - 2010 - 2016
    • Table Market share of VoIP lines by operator - 2012 - 2016
    • Table VoIP connections - 2007 - 2016
    • Table PSTN lines - 2007 - 2017
    • Table Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2009
    • Table Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2010 - 2017
    • TELEKOM SLOVENIJE
    • ALTERNATIVE OPERATORS
    • WHOLESALING
  • BROADBAND MARKET
    • INTRODUCTION AND STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
      • Market analysis
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Historic - Internet users and penetration rates - 1998 - 2009
        • Table Internet users and penetration rates - 2010 - 2017
        • Table Fixed broadband market share by access type - 2007 - 2016
        • Table Fixed broadband lines by access type - 2007 - 2017
        • Table Wholesale DSL broadband subscribers by access type - 2008 - 2016
        • Table Fixed broadband penetration - 2001 - 2016
        • Table Market share of fixed broadband subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2016
        • Table Proportion of fixed broadband accesses by data rates - 2010 - 2016
      • Forecasts - broadband subscribers - 2016; 2018; 2021
        • Table Forecast fixed broadband subscribers - 2016; 2018; 2021
    • HYBRID FIBRE COAX (HFC) NETWORKS
      • Table Cable broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2017
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
      • Table Telekom Slovenije broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2016
      • Table DSL subscribers - 2007 - 2017
      • Table Market share of DSL subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2016
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) NETWORKS
      • Table FttP subscribers - 2006 - 2015
      • Table Market share of FttP subscribers by operator- 2010 - 2016
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Wireless broadband
      • Satellite broadband
    • GOVERNMENT STRATEGY
    • LEGISLATION
    • IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHORISATION
  • DIGITAL MEDIA
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • DIGITAL TV
      • Table TV providers and genre
      • Videostreaming
        • Table Market share of IPTV providers - 2006 - 2016
        • Table SiOL IPTV subscribers - 2006 - 2015
      • Cable TV (CATV)
      • Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
      • Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
  • DIGITAL ECONOMY
    • E-GOVERNMENT
      • Infrastructure
        • Table Penetration of e-banking and e-commerce among internet users - 2009 - 2015
    • E-HEALTH
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics
        • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2009
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2010- 2017
        • Table Operator market share by active subscribers - 2009 - 2016
        • Table Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers - 2000 - 2016
        • Table Si.mobil prepaid subscribers - 2004 - 2016
      • Mobile data services
        • Table Total SMS messages sent - 2005 - 2017
        • Table Total MMS messages sent - 2007 - 2017
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table Share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator - 2012 - 2016
        • Table Si.mobil mobile broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2016
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Licensing
        • Table 2G spectrum awarded in Slovenia
        • Table 4G spectrum results - 2014
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • Table Mobile number portings - 2006 - 2016
      • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
        • Table Mobile Termination Rates - 2007 - 2010; 2017
      • Roaming
        • Table European roaming charges - 2007 - 2016
        • Table European roaming charges - 2014 - 2017
      • Mobile infrastructure
      • Other infrastructure developments
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Mobitel
        • Table Mobitel subscribers - 2008 - 2016
      • Si.mobil
        • Table Si.mobil financial data - 2004 - 2016
        • Table Si.mobil prepaid, postpaid and blended monthly ARPU - 2004 - 2016
        • Table Si.mobil mobile data ARPU - 2007 - 2010
        • Table Si.mobil Minutes of Use (MOU) - 2007 - 2016
        • Table Si.mobil subscribers - 2007 - 2016
      • Telemach Mobil (Tušmobil)
      • T-2
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Mobile TV

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