This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Slovenia’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors. Subjects include:
Mobitel merges with parent company; Si.Mobil HSPA+ with 90% population coverage; Debitel launches fixed broadband offers; mid-2013 auction releases much needed spectrum for LTE; government broadband program targets extending FttH to 90% of the population by 2020; RTV Slovenia signs 10-year contract with Eutelsat; sharp rise in VoIP connections as PSTN declines; telecoms sector investment recovers from economic downturn; government confirms aim to sell stake in Telekom Slovenije; regulator’s 2012 market report; telcos’ operating and financial data to Q1 2013; market developments to mid-2013.
Companies covered in this report include:
Telekom Slovenije, Telemach, Amis Telekom, Serbia Broadband, Tuštelekom, Si.Mobil, Mobitel, Tušmobil, T-2, debitel.
Researcher:- Henry Lancaster
Current publication date:- July 2013 (12th Edition)
BuddeComm’s annual publication, Slovenia- Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts, provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media sectors of one of Europe’s markets. The report includes the regulator’s 2012 market report, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q1 2013 and market developments to mid-2013.
Slovenia joined the EU in 2004 and adopted the euro three years later. The country lagged behind its peers in privatising state enterprises, and the state still controls about half of economic output. The global financial crisis negatively impacted Slovenia’s economy, exacerbated by its reliance on exports, particularly to its main trading partners Germany and Italy. The economy contracted by 8% in real terms during 2009, and though GDP grew 1.4% in 2010 is has since faltered, shrinking by 0.2% in 2011 and worsening to an expected 1% fall for 2012 before showing slight recovery in 2013. The government hopes to cut the budget deficit to the EU-approved maximum of 3% of GDP by 2015, from 7.9% anticipated for 2013. The government is aiming to sell of its interest in 15 concerns, including the dominant telco Telekom Slovenije in a bid to avoid an EU-funded bailout.
Telecom market overview
Telecom market revenue has fallen steadily since the high point of 2008. The market remains dominated by Telekom Slovenije though its lead in all sectors is gradually falling. In the FttH sector the market leader is T2: its advantage is partly due to its own network build, but also the result of regulated access to Telekom Slovenije’s network. In the fixed-telephony market the incumbent retains a high market share compared to the EU average, though the collapsing number of PSTN lines is eroding this share as customers migrate to VoIP. The IPTV sector is particularly strong, with the country having the highest IPTV penetration in the EU.
Identified risks for telcos include subdued growth prospects and the continuing difficulty in accessing finance. The economic crisis initially affected the construction of fibre networks, leading to the main operators largely halting their investment and programs in 2009. To stimulate the sector, the regulator complemented its unbundling copper infrastructure measures to include unbundling the fibre loop as well. Investment has since grown, largely channelled to fibre networks and upgrading mobile networks with HSPA and LTE technologies. The auction of spectrum in mid-2013, a precursor to a larger auction expected in 2014, was aimed at addressing the shortfall in available frequencies for MNOs to develop their LTE plans.
Key telecom penetration parameters – 2010; 2013
Penetration by sector:
This report is essential reading for those needing high level strategic information and objective analysis on the telecom sector in Slovenia. It provides further information on:
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.
Table of Contents
Companies (Major Players)
Mobile & Wireless Broadband and Media
Mobile Communications (voice and infrastructure)
Regulations & Government Policies
Number of pages 52
Last updated 9 Jul 2013
Analyst: Henry Lancaster
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