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

Synopsis

Despite market liberalisation Slovakia’s incumbent telco Slovak Telekom maintains a near monopoly of the fixed-line market. The company also dominates the DSL broadband sector, though this can partly be attributed to the effects of a pricing strategy which effectively prevented competitors from making a profit through local loop unbundling, a practice for which it was fined by the European Commission in 2014 and again in 2017. Market competition has forced a number of mergers and acquisitions in recent years, resulting in a small number of larger operators.

There is effective competition in the mobile and fixed broadband segments where most investment is being channelled.

This report outlines Slovakia’s fixed-line telecoms market, providing an overview of the regulatory environment, profiles of the major operators, and a range of operational and financial statistics.

Key developments:

  • BENESTRA and SWAN complete merger;
  • Slovakia connects to fibre DREAM cable;
  • Slovak Telekom contracts Ericsson to manage its fixed line network;
  • 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:

Slovak Telecom, O2 Slovakia, BENESTRA (GTS Nextra).

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Key statistics
  • 3. Country overview
  • 4. Telecommunications market
    • 4.1 Market analysis
  • 5. Regulatory environment
    • 5.1 Historical overview
    • 5.2 Electronic Communications Act 2003
    • 5.3 Electronic Communications Act 2011
    • 5.4 Regulatory authority
    • 5.5 Telecom sector liberalisation
    • 5.6 Privatisation
    • 5.7 Interconnection
    • 5.8 Access
    • 5.9 Number Portability (NP)
    • 5.10 Carrier selection and Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
  • 6. Fixed network operators
    • 6.1 Slovak Telecom
    • 6.2 BENESTRA
    • 6.3 Slovak Wireless Access Network (SWAN)
  • 7. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
      • 7.1.1 Alternative operators
    • 7.2 International infrastructure
  • 8. Cloud services
  • 9. Digital economy
    • 9.1 E-government
    • 9.2 E-health
    • 9.3 E-education
  • 10. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Slovakia – 2018 (e)
  • Table 2 – Investment in telecom market, by sector – 2005 - 2017
  • Table 3 – Telecom market revenue – 2005 - 2017
  • Table 4 – Annual fixed-number portings – 2007 - 2018
  • Table 5 – Carrier selection and CPS lines – 2007 - 2018
  • Table 6 – Fixed-line calls and traffic – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 7 – Slovak Telekom financial data – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 8 – Slovak Telekom subscribers – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 9 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 - 2009
  • Table 10 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 11 – VoIP lines – 2007 - 2018
  • Table 12 – International internet bandwidth – 2000 - 2016
  • Chart 1 – Investment in telecom market, by sector – 2005 – 2017
  • Chart 2 – Telecom market revenue – 2005 – 2017
  • Chart 3 – Fixed-line calls and traffic – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Slovak Telekom financial data – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Slovak Telekom subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 – 2018
  • Exhibit 1 – Access, the local loop and unbundling – an overview

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Number of pages 22

Status Current

Last updated 17 Oct 2018
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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