Montenegro - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Executive summary

Montenegro launches Digital Montenegro project

Montenegro continues to make steady progress in its ambition to join the European Union, which is likely to be achieved by 2025. The country joined NATO in June 2017, further integrating itself with its main trading partners. As part of the EU accession process Montenegro has received financial aid to build public institutions and improve cross-border co-operation under the EU funding mechanism Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance. The telecom sector has also been aligned with EU norms, which has opened up the market to competition and guided the development of elements such as access and tariff structures.

Fixed broadband services are available via a variety of technology platforms including DSL, cable, leased line, fibre and wireless. The fibre sector has shown particularly strong growth since 2010 as the incumbent has invested in infrastructure upgrades, albeit mainly to serve apartment blocks in the main towns. DSL is also strong given the legacy reach of the incumbent’s copper network, coupled with its existing market presence and range of service offerings that include broadband TV.

Mobile penetration is particularly high, though this is partly due to the significant number of tourists visiting the country seasonally, as also to the popularity of subscribers having multiple prepaid cards Networks based on WCDMA/HSPA and LTE technologies have been launched, while investment in LTE technologies have made mobile broadband a viable alternative to fixed-line broadband in many rural areas. Recent multi-band spectrum auctions stipulated that mobile broadband services were to be made available to 95% of the population by mid-2018. Network upgrades have formed the basis for new and expanding mobile broadband services.

Key developments:

  • Telenor Group sells it Montenegro business;
  • Crnogorski Telekom signs fibre infrastructure deal with electricity grid company CEDIS;
  • Magyar Telekom transfers 76.53% stake in Crnogorski Telekom to T-Hrvatski Telekom;
  • T-Mobile Montenegro and Ericsson trial carrier aggregation LTE-A technology providing data at over 435Mb/s;
  • Three MNOs secure spectrum in multi-band auction;
  • Crnogorski Telekom launches VDSL services to complement fibre roll-out;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data to September 2018, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Crnogorski Telekom (T-Mobile Montenegro), M:tel, Telenor Montenegro.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive summary
  • 2. Key statistics
  • 3. Country overview
  • 4. Telecommunications market
    • 4.1 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 Carrier Selection/Carrier PreSelection
    • 5.8 Number Portability (NP)
  • 6. Fixed network operators
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Crnogorski Telekom
  • 7. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
  • 8. Fixed-line broadband market
    • 8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
    • 8.2 Broadband statistics
    • 8.3 Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
    • 8.4 Fixed-line broadband technologies
      • 8.4.1 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
      • 8.4.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
      • 8.4.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
      • 8.4.4 Other fixed broadband services
    • 8.5 Videostreaming
  • 9. Mobile market
    • 9.1 Market analysis
    • 9.2 Mobile statistics
    • 9.3 Mobile infrastructure
      • 9.3.1 4G (LTE)
      • 9.3.2 3G
    • 9.4 Mobile data
      • 9.4.1 Short Message Service (SMS)/Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • 9.5 Mobile broadband
    • 9.6 Regulatory issues
      • 9.6.1 3G mobile licences
      • 9.6.2 Roaming
      • 9.6.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 9.7 Major mobile operators
      • 9.7.1 Telenor Montenegro
      • 9.7.2 T-Mobile Montenegro
      • 9.7.3 M:tel
    • 9.8 Mobile content and applications
  • 10. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Montenegro – 2018 (e)
  • Table 2 – Penetration of devices by household – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 3 – Devices used for internet access – 2016 - 2018
  • Table 4 – Penetration of computers and internet in SMEs– 2013 - 2018
  • Table 5 – Proportion of connections by data rate – 2017 - 2018
  • Table 6 – Business e-commerce use – 2014 - 2016
  • Table 7 – Length of shared cable ducts – 2011 - 2016
  • Table 8 – Fixed-lines by operator – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 9 – Share of fixed-lines by operator – 2011 - 2018
  • Table 10 – Crnogorski Telekom fixed-line voice customers – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 11 – Crnogorski Telekom financial data – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 12 – Crnogorski Telekom revenue by sector – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 13 – Crnogorski Telekom revenue by sector (new style) – 2017 - 2018
  • Table 14 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 15 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 2000 - 2009
  • Table 16 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 17 – Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 18 – Broadband market share by platform – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 19 –Market share of broadband connections by speed – 2015 - 2018
  • Table 20 – Dial-up internet subscribers – 2010 - 2017
  • Table 21 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Table 22 – M-Kable broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2017
  • Table 23 – Cable broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2018
  • Table 24 –DSL subscribers (regulator data) – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 25 – Crnogorski Telekom DSL and leased line subscribers – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 26 – FttX subscribers – 2011 - 2018
  • Table 27 – Installed FttX connections – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 28 – Proportion of FttX subscribers by type– 2011 - 2018
  • Table 29 – WiMAX subscribers – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 30 – Wi-Fi subscribers – 2015 - 2018
  • Table 31 – Crnogorski Telekom IPTV subscribers – 2007 - 2018
  • Table 32 – IPTV subscribers and share of pay TV market – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 33 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2004 - 2019
  • Table 34 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 35 – Prepaid and contract mobile subscribers – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 36 – Proportion of prepaid and contract subscribers – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 37 – SMS traffic – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 38 – Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 39 – Dedicated mobile broadband subscribers by operator – 2008 – 2016
  • Table 40 – Spectrum allocations by operator
  • Table 41 – European roaming charges – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 42 – European data roaming charges – 2012 - 2017
  • Table 43 – Telenor Montenegro subscribers – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 44 – Telenor Montenegro financial data – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 45 – Telenor Montenegro ARPU – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 46 – Telenor Montenegro monthly mobile traffic – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 47 – T-Mobile Montenegro mobile subscribers – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 48 – T-Mobile Montenegro mobile MOU and ARPU – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 49 – T-Mobile Montenegro mobile revenue (HUF) – 2010 - 2017
  • Table 50 – T-Mobile Montenegro mobile revenue (HRK) – 2017 - 2018
  • Table 51 – M:tel mobile subscribers – 2007 - 2018
  • Table 52 – M:tel mobile subscribers by type (company data) – 2008 - 2014
  • Table 53 – M:tel financial data (historic) – 2008 - 2011
  • Chart 1 – Crnogorski Telekom financial data – 2006 – 2016
  • Chart 2 – Crnogorski Telekom revenue by sector – 2009 – 2016
  • Chart 3 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2004 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
  • Chart 6 – Broadband market share by platform – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 7 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2004 – 2019
  • Chart 8 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator– 2004 – 2018
  • Chart 9 – Prepaid and contract mobile subscribers – 2004 – 2018
  • Chart 10 – Proportion of prepaid and contract subscribers – 2004 – 2018
  • Chart 11 – Telenor Montenegro financial data – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 12 – Telenor Montenegro ARPU – 2004 – 2018

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