Croatia - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

The telecoms market in Croatia has been shaped by the country having joined the European Union in 2013, a process which resulted in market liberalisation and the creation of a regulatory environment conducive to competition. Alternative operators have entered the market and there is effective competition in the in the fixed-line, broadband and mobile markets.

Alternative operators as well as the incumbent telco Hrvatski Telekom are investing in network infrastructure to support bandwidth-intensive services. In common with developments elsewhere in Europe, investment is being earmarked for fibre and mobile infrastructure while the fixed-voice market continues to dwindle.

This report provides a concise overview of Croatia’s fixed-line market, covering regulatory developments, fixed-line infrastructure and the financial and operating performance of the main operators.

Key developments:

  • Amendments to the Electronic Communications Act come into force;
  • VIPnet and B.net rebranded as A1 Croatia;
  • Optima Telekom reports 27.7% increase in revenue for the first half of 2018;
  • Regulator sets out amended wholesale access tariffs;
  • HT extends management of Optima Telekom to mid-2021, invests HRK210 million in major IT projects;
  • 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), Optima Telekom, Metronet, A1 Croatia (VIPnet).

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Key statistics
  • 3. Country overview
  • 4. Telecommunications market
    • 4.1 Historical overview
    • 4.2 Market analysis
  • 5. Regulatory environment
    • 5.1 Historical overview
    • 5.2 Regulatory authority
    • 5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
    • 5.4 Privatisation
    • 5.5 Interconnect
    • 5.6 Access
    • 5.7 Number Portability (NP)
    • 5.8 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
  • 6. Fixed network operators
    • 6.1 Hrvatski Telekom (HT)
    • 6.2 A1 Croatia
    • 6.3 Optima Telekom
    • 6.4 Metronet
  • 7. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
    • 7.2 International infrastructure
    • 7.3 Cloud computing
  • 8. Wholesale
  • 9. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Croatia – 2018 (e)
  • Table 2 – Telecom services revenue by sector – 2012 - 2018
  • Table 3 – Telecom services revenue by sector, annual change – 2013 - 2018
  • Table 4 – Mobile and fixed-line network traffic – 2010 - 2015
  • Table 5 – Accumulated fixed number portings – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 6 –CPS lines – 2008 - 2018
  • Table 7 – Fixed-line market share by operator – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 8 – Hrvatski Telekom financial data – 2008 - 2018
  • Table 9 – Hrvatski Telekom wholesale, IP, data revenue – 2010 - 2015
  • Table 10 – Hrvatski Telekom fixed and mobile revenue – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 11 – Hrvatski Telekom retail fixed lines by type – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 12 – HT voice ARPU – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 13 – A1 Croatia financial data – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 14 – A1 Croatia fixed-lines – 2012 - 2018
  • Table 15 – Optima Telekom financial data by sector– 2010 - 2018
  • Table 16 – Optima Telekom operational data – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 17 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 - 2009
  • Table 18 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 19 – International internet bandwidth – 2001 - 2016
  • Chart 1 – Telecom services revenue by sector – 2012 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Fixed-line market share by operator – 2008 - 2017
  • Chart 3 – Hrvatski Telekom financial data – 2008 - 2018
  • Chart 4 – A1 Croatia financial data – 2004 - 2018
  • Chart 5 – Optima Telekom financial data by sector– 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Optima Telekom operational data – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 7 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2010 – 2018
  • Exhibit 1 – Access and the local loop

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Last updated 25 Sep 2018
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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