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. 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. These operators have expanded into offering bundled fixed and mobile services.

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 2018, telcos’ operating data to Q3 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Slovak Telecom, O2 Slovakia, BENESTRA (GTS Nextra)

Table of Contents

  • Key statistics

  • Regional European Market Comparison

    • Europe Telecom Maturity Index by tier
      • Market Leaders
      • Market Challengers
      • Market Emergents
    • TMI versus GDP
    • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
    • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration
  • Country overview

  • Telecommunications market

    • Market analysis
  • Regulatory environment

    • Historical overview
    • Electronic Communications Act 2003
    • Electronic Communications Act 2011
    • Regulatory authority
    • Telecom sector liberalisation
    • Privatisation
    • Interconnection
    • Access
    • Number Portability (NP)
    • Carrier selection and Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
  • Fixed network operators

    • Slovak Telecom
    • BENESTRA
    • Slovak Wireless Access Network (SWAN)
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • Overview of the national telecom network
      • Alternative operators
    • International infrastructure
  • Cloud services

  • Digital economy

    • E-government
    • E-health
    • E-education
  • Appendix – Historic data

  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Slovakia – 2019 (e)
  • Table 2 – Development of investment in telecom market, by sector – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 3 – Decline in telecom market revenue – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 4 – Development in the number of annual fixed-number portings – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Decline in the number of Carrier selection and CPS lines – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 6 – Decline in the volume of fixed-line calls and traffic – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 7 – Development in Slovak Telekom’s financial results – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 8 – Development in Slovak Telekom’s subscriber base by type – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 9 – Decline in the number of residential fixed lines in service – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 10 – Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2009 – 2024
  • Table 11 – Growth in the number of VoIP lines – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 12 – Increase in international internet bandwidth – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 13 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 – 2009
  • Table 14 – Historic - International internet bandwidth – 2000 – 2009

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Europe Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Leaders (top tier)
  • Chart 2 – Europe Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Challengers (middle tier)
  • Chart 3 – Europe Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Emergents (bottom tier)
  • Chart 4 – Overall view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 5 – Europe - mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 6 – Scandinavia and Baltics: mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 7 – Northern Europe –mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 8 – Southern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 9 – Eastern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 10 – Scandinavia and Baltics fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 11 – Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 12 – Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 13 – Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 14 – Development of investment in telecom market, by sector – 2005 – 2017
  • Chart 15 – Decline in telecom market revenue – 2005 – 2017
  • Chart 16 – Development in the number of annual fixed-number portings – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 17 – Decline in the number of Carrier selection and CPS lines – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 18 – Decline in the volume of fixed-line calls and traffic – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 19 – Development in Slovak Telekom’s financial results – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 20 – Development in Slovak Telekom’s subscriber base by type – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 21 – Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 22 – Growth in the number of VoIP lines – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 23 – Increase in international internet bandwidth – 2009 – 2018

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 – Access, the local loop and unbundling – an overview

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Number of pages 67

Status Current

Last updated 1 Nov 2019
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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