Croatia - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
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.
The market has attracted international players including Telekom Austria and Tele2 Group. The Group in mid-2019 sold its local unit Tele2 Croatia to United group, a company with existing telecom and pay TV interests in the region, and as a result further investment and an expansion of Tele2 Croatia’s offerings are expected into 2020.
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.
H1 begins process to sell its 17.4% stake in Optima Telekom;
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 2019, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2019, Telecom maturity Index charts and analyses; recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
Hrvatski Telekom (HT), Optima Telekom, Metronet, A1 Croatia (VIPnet).
Table of Contents
Regional European Market Comparison
Europe Telecom Maturity Index by tier
TMI versus GDP
Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration
Telecom sector liberalisation
Number Portability (NP)
Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
Fixed network operators
Hrvatski Telekom (HT)
Overview of the national telecom network
Appendix – Historic data
List of Tables
Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Croatia – 2019 (e)
Table 2 – Development of telecom services revenue by sector – 2012 – 2019
Table 3 – Change in telecom services revenue by sector – 2013 – 2019
Table 4 – Change in mobile and fixed-line network voice traffic – 2010 – 2019