Slovakia - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Slovakia’s mobile market is served by four mobile network operators, three of which have a pan-European reach. Mobile penetration is relatively high, at about 132% by mid-2018. The introduction of mobile number portability in 2006 intensified competition between players. However, the MVNO sector remains underdeveloped, with the few operators in place having failed to gain traction and thus holding only a marginal share of the overall market.

Mobile broadband access and content services are developing rapidly in line with operators having upgraded their networks with LTE technologies. The regulator since early 2018 has prepared the groundwork for 5G services, encouraging network operators to refarm spectrum to create more continuous blocks, and readying itself for an auction of spectrum in the 1800MHz band.

This report offers insight into Slovakia’s mobile market, providing a variety of statistics as well as profiles of the mobile network operators. It also covers regulatory issues as well as developments in LTE, 5G and mobile data services.

Key developments:

  • Regulator opens tender for auction of spectrum in the licenses in the 1800MHz band;
  • Regulator and telcos reach agreement to extend broadband nationally by 2020;
  • Orange Slovakia and Slovak Telekom offering LTE service as substitute for fixed-line broadband;
  • Mobile revenue growth returns in 2017 despite reduced roaming tariffs and pricing pressure;
  • Orange Slovakia launches NFC-based contactless m-payment service;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data to December 2017, telcos’ operating data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

T-Mobile Slovakia (Slovakia Telekom), Orange Slovakia, O2 Slovakia.

Table of Contents

  • Market analysis

  • Mobile statistics

    • General statistics
    • Mobile voice
    • Mobile data
      • SMS/MMS
    • Mobile broadband
    • Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Regulatory issues

    • GSM licences
    • UMTS licences and third GSM licence
    • Fourth mobile network operator licence
    • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
    • 800MHz, 2600GHz
    • 1800MHz
    • 3.5GHz
  • Mobile infrastructure

    • Digital networks
      • 5G
      • 4G (LTE)
      • 3G
    • Other infrastructure developments
      • M2M networks
  • Major mobile operators

    • T-Mobile Slovakia (Slovak Telekom)
    • Orange Slovakia
    • O2 Slovakia
    • SWAN Mobile
    • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • Mobile content and applications

  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 – 2009
  • Table 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 – 2019
  • Table 3 – Mobile GSM/3G base stations in service (historic) – 2005 - 2012
  • Table 4 – Population coverage by technology – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Geographical coverage by technology – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 6 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2001 – 2018
  • Table 7 – T-Mobile Slovakia prepaid users – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 8 – Historic - Telefónica O2 prepaid users – 2007 – 2013
  • Table 9 – Mobile network traffic – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 10 – Mobile market revenue – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 11 – SMS messages sent – 2003 – 2017
  • Table 12 – MMS messages sent – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 13 – Mobile internet subscriptions by type – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 14 – Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 15 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Table 16 – Annual mobile portings – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 17 – M2M connections – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 18 – T-Mobile Slovakia subscribers – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 19 – T-Mobile Slovakia mobile financial data – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 20 – T-Mobile Slovakia quarterly mobile service revenue – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 21 – T-Mobile Slovakia mobile ARPU – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 22 – Orange subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 23 – Orange mobile revenue – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 24 – Orange revenue by quarter – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 25 – Orange blended ARPU – 2012 – 2017
  • Table 26 – O2 Slovakia subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 27 – O2 Slovakia revenue, EBITDA, capex – 2016 - 2018

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 – 2019
  • Chart 2 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2001 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – Mobile network traffic – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Mobile internet subscriptions by type – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 6 – O2 Slovakia subscribers – 2007 – 2018

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – 2G spectrum awarded in Slovakia
  • Exhibit 2 –Multi spectrum allocation – Dec 2013

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