Croatia’s mobile market has one of the highest penetration rates in the Balkans region. Three network operators dominate the market, though there is also room for a small number of Mobile Virtual Network Operators. Operators have focused on improving ARPU by encouraging prepaid subscribers to migrate to postpaid plans, and on developing revenue from customer use of mobile data services. To this end considerable investment is ongoing in upgraded network infrastructure, despite the poor economic climate which has held back customer spend. In a bid to reduce State debt, the government tripled the annual fee paid by licensees for spectrum, which has led to increased pricing.
This report offers a concise overview of Croatia’s mobile market, including a variety of financial and performance statistics on service providers. It reviews network developments and deployed technologies, and examines a range of mobile services including m-commerce.
Regulator sets new fixed and mobile termination rates to 2019; VIPnet to be rebranded as A1; T-HT trials LTE-Advanced Pro technology to deliver data at up to 500Mb/s; LTE services now widespread as smartphone use increases; government abolishes 6% tax on mobile services revenue; regulator allocates remaining 800MHz spectrum; T-HT authorized to manage e-money services; report update includes the regulator’s market data to June 2017, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2017, recent market developments.
T-Hrvatski Telekom (T-HT), VIPnet, Tele2 Croatia.
Number of pages 18
Last updated 6 Dec 2017
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