Croatia - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
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 MVNOs. The network 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, with the incumbent telco Hrvatski Telekom spearheading trials of 5G technologies and services.
Nevertheless, the market during the last few years has been hampered by a 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 review of Croatia’s mobile market, including a variety of financial and performance statistics on service providers. It assesses network developments and deployed technologies and examines a range of mobile services including m-commerce.
Hrvatski Telekom launches Croatia’s first NB-IoT network, trials 5G technologies;
Regulator sets new fixed and mobile termination rates to 2019;
VIPnet rebranded as A1 Croatia;
Government abolishes 6% tax on mobile services revenue;
Regulator allocates remaining 800MHz spectrum;
Report update includes the regulator’s market data to June 2018, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
Hrvatski Telekom (HT), A1 Croatia (VIPnet), Tele2 Croatia.
Table of Contents
IoT and M2M networks
Third GSM licence and 3G licences
Fourth GSM licence
Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
Network Termination Rates (MTRs)
Major mobile operators
Hrvatski Telekom (HT)
Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
Mobile content and applications
List of Tables
Table 1 – Historic – Active mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 – 2009
Table 2 – Active mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 – 2019
Table 3 – Mobile market share of subscribers – 2008 – 2018