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

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

Slovenia’s regulator and government initiate 5G trials

Slovenia’s fixed-line telecom market remains dominated by Telekom Slovenije. The company has endeavoured to address declining revenue by diversifying its business interests and lessening its reliance pure telecom services. In response to domestic competition the telco has also developed an international presence, focused predominantly on the Balkans region where it is becoming a regional provider of IT and multimedia services.

The broadband market continues to be dominated by a small number of players. 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 among cablcos from about 2018 will provide services of at least 1Gb/s, and so enable the operators to improve the delivery of bundled services.

Increased internet usage and activity has characterised an emerging internet society, comprised of e-government, e-commerce and e-health among other services. Digital TV availability is expanding via cable, IPTV, satellite and terrestrial free-to-air platforms, increasing competition and choice for end-users. Slovenia was among the first countries in Europe to switch from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting, and so has been able to make use of digital dividend spectrum for mobile broadband services.

The competitive mobile market has four mobile network operators and a small number of mobile virtual network operators. 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, with both of the latter being rebranded as A1 Slovenia in April 2017.

The regulator has addressed the need of mobile operators to be provided with more spectrum. In 2013 additional concessions were made available, while a significant multi-spectrum auction was held 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 later in 2017, mainly for the provision of fixed-wireless broadband 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 offers analyses and statistics on the mobile market, including updates on operators and regulatory measures as well as developments relating to LTE and 5G. In addition, the report covers the fixed-line broadband market, including subscription forecasts to 2022 as well as an overview of the digital media sector, highlighting major players and industry developments.

Key developments:

Si.mobil and Amis Telekom rebranded as A1 Slovenia;
Alternative operator T-2 avoids bankruptcy proceedings;
Sharp rise in VoIP connections as PSTN declines;
Telecoms sector investment recovers from economic downturn;
Proportion of access lines on NGNs continues to grow;
CME sells POP TV;
Telemach acquires the ISP Maxtel;
Government broadband program targets extending FttP to 90% of the population by 2020;
Regulator determines that the three mobile licensees have met LTE coverage obligations;
A1 Slovenia trials carrier aggregation technology to provide data at up to 877.5Mb/s;
Regulator and Ministry of Public Administration initiate a number of trials for the use of 5G technologies;
Regulator opens consultation into auction of spectrum in the 3.5GHz, 10GHz and 12GHz bands;
Report update includes the regulator’s market report to December 2016, State Statistical data to Q4 2016, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q1 2017; recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telekom Slovenije, T-2, Telemach, Serbia Broadband, Tuštelekom, A1 Slovenia (Si.mobil, Amis Telekom), Mobitel, Tušmobil, Debitel.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics - 2017 (e)
    • Table Telephone network statistics - 2017 (Mar)
    • Table Internet user statistics - 2016 (e)
    • Table Broadband subscriber statistics - 2017 (Mar)
    • Table Mobile statistics - 2017 (Mar)
    • 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 - 2017
      • Carrier Selection (CS) and Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • TELEKOM SLOVENIJE
      • Table Telekom Slovenije Group market share of telecom services- 2010 - 2016
      • Table Telekom Slovenije Group financial data - 2007 - 2017
      • Table Telekom Slovenije broadband, mobile and fixed-telephony subscribers (Slovenia) - 2009 2017
      • Table Telekom Slovenije Group broadband and mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2017
    • A1 SLOVENIA (AMIS TELEKOM)
    • T-2
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Market share of PSTN and VoIP lines - 2010 - 2017
      • Table Market share of VoIP lines by operator - 2012 - 2017
      • Table VoIP connections - 2007 - 2017
      • Table PSTN lines - 2007 - 2017
      • Table Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2009
      • Table Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2010 - 2017
      • Table Proportion of lines on NGA infrastructure - 2014 - 2017
    • TELEKOM SLOVENIJE
    • ALTERNATIVE OPERATORS
    • WHOLESALING
      • Table Wholesale DSL broadband subscribers by access type - 2008 - 2017
  • 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 - 2018
        • Table Fixed broadband market share by access type - 2007 - 2017
        • Table Fixed broadband lines by access type - 2007 - 2017
        • Table Fixed broadband penetration - 2001 - 2017
        • Table Market share of fixed broadband subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2017
        • Table Proportion of fixed broadband accesses by data rates - 2010 - 2017
      • Forecasts - broadband subscribers - 2018; 2020; 2022
        • Table Forecast fixed broadband subscribers - 2018; 2020; 2022
    • HYBRID FIBRE COAX (HFC) NETWORKS
      • Table Cable broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2017
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
      • Table Telekom Slovenije broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2017
      • Table DSL subscribers - 2007 - 2017
      • Table Market share of DSL subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2017
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) NETWORKS
      • Table FttP penetration - 2014 - 2017
      • Table FttP subscribers - 2006 - 2017
      • Table Market share of FttP subscribers by operator- 2010 - 2017
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Wireless broadband
      • Satellite broadband
    • GOVERNMENT STRATEGY
    • LEGISLATION
    • IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHORISATION
  • DIGITAL MEDIA
    • Table Proportion of TV subscribers by platform - 2010 - 2017
    • Table Bundled services subscribers by sector - 2009 - 2017
    • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • DIGITAL TV
      • Videostreaming
        • Table Market share of IPTV providers - 2006 - 2017
        • Table SiOL IPTV subscribers - 2006 - 2015
        • Table A1 Slovenia pay TV subscribers - 2015 - 2017
      • 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
    • E-COMMERCE
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics
        • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2009
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2010 - 2018
        • Table Operator market share by active subscribers - 2009 - 2017
        • Table Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers - 2000 - 2017
        • Table A1 Slovenia prepaid subscribers - 2004 - 2017
        • Table Mobile voice traffic per user - 2014 - 2018
      • Mobile voice services
      • Mobile data services
        • Table Total SMS messages sent - 2005 - 2017
        • Table SMS sent per user - 2014 - 2018
        • Table Total MMS messages sent - 2007 - 2017
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table Share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator - 2012 - 2016
        • Table Mobile broadband penetration and traffic per user - 2014 - 2016
        • Table A1 Slovenia mobile broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2017
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Licensing
        • Table 2G spectrum awarded in Slovenia
        • Table 4G spectrum results - 2014
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • Table Mobile number portings - 2006 - 2017
      • 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 - 2017
      • A1 Slovenia (Si.mobil)
        • Table A1 Slovenia - 2004 - 2017
        • Table A1 Slovenia prepaid, postpaid and blended monthly ARPU - 2004 - 2017
        • Table A1 Slovenia Minutes of Use (MOU) - 2007 - 2017
        • Table A1 Slovenia subscribers - 2007 - 2017
      • Telemach Mobil (Tušmobil)
      • T-2
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Mobile TV

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