Slovakia’s mobile market, serviced by three mobile network operators having pan-European reach, has relatively high penetration levels resulting from multiple SIM card ownership. The introduction of mobile number portability has increased competition between players which have focused on improving ARPU levels by encouraging existing prepaid users to migrate to postpaid plans, as well as by offering mobile broadband access and content services. These are becoming increasingly popular among consumers in the wake of deployments of 3G/HSPA and LTE networks. This report offers insight into Slovakia’s mobile market, providing a variety of statistics as well as profiles of mobile network operators. It also covers regulatory issues and market developments.
Orange provides 60% population coverage with DC-HSPA+ technology; MNOs trial LTE in the 2.6GHz band; revenue slides in wake of regulatory measures and falling number of contract customers; regulator called to account for high mobile licence extension fees; MTR reduced 67% from August 2013; regulator holds workshop on multi-band spectrum auction; Orange upgrades base stations for HSPA+ and successfully tests a 42Mb/s service; Orange launches NFC-based contactless m-payment service; regulator’s market data to June 2013; telcos’ operating data to Q3 2013; market developments to November 2013.
Companies covered in this report include:
T-Mobile Slovakia, Orange Slovakia, Telefónica O2.