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Analysis on Slovakia’s Telecoms, Mobile & Broadband Markets, 2019 - Slovakia to Auction 700MHz Spectrum for 5G by Mid-2020 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

November 19, 2019

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 19, 2019--

The “Slovakia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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

The report also provides insights into the mobile voice and data sectors, including market statistics as well as profiles of the mobile network operators, and covering regulatory issues as well as developments in LTE, 5G and mobile data services.

In addition, the report addresses Slovakia’s fixed-line and wireless broadband markets, providing an overview of major players, as well as statistics, market analyses and subscriber forecasts.

Subjects Include

Despite market liberalisation, Slovakia’s incumbent telco Slovak Telekom maintains a near-monopoly of the fixed-line market and also dominates the DSL broadband sector. However, there is effective competition in the broadband and mobile markets, where most investment is being channelled. The main operators including O2 Slovakia and Orange Slovakia have expanded into offering bundled fixed and mobile services.

The broadband market has shown steady growth in recent years. DSL remains the principal technology though by early 2020 it is expected to be eclipsed by the fast-developing fibre sector, which has been supported by sympathetic regulatory measures and considerable investment among operators. The cable sector is a distant third in terms of subscribers, though cable is particularly strong in urban areas. The main telco UPC Slovakia has gained customers steadily in recent years on the back of its widely available 500Mb/s service offering. In mid-2019 the company launched a 1Gb/s service in three cities, initially available to some 200,000 premises.

Slovakia’s mobile market is served by four mobile network operators. Two of these are the local units of operators with a pan-European reach (Deutsche Telekom and Orange Group) while O2 Slovakia was once the local unit of Telefnica Group before being sold to an investment group. Mobile penetration is relatively high, at about 142% by late 2019. 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. The regulator has prepared the groundwork for 5G services, with concessions in the 3.5GHz range allowing for the launch of 5G services. Operators are keen to secure spectrum in the 700MHz band which the regulator aims to auction before June 2020.

Key Developments

Companies Mentioned

Topics Covered

1 Key statistics

2 Telecommunications market

2.1 Market analysis

2.2 Regional European Market Comparison

2.3 Country overview

3 Regulatory environment

3.1 Historical overview

3.2 Electronic Communications Act 2003

3.3 Electronic Communications Act 2011

3.4 Regulatory authority

3.5 Telecom sector liberalisation

3.6 Privatisation

3.7 Interconnection

3.8 Access

3.9 Number Portability (NP)

3.10 Carrier selection and Carrier PreSelection (CPS)

4 Fixed network operators

4.1 Slovak Telecom


4.3 Slovak Wireless Access Network (SWAN)

5 Telecommunications infrastructure

5.1 Overview of the national telecom network

5.2 International infrastructure

5.3 Cloud services

6 Broadband market

6.1 Introduction and statistical overview

6.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

6.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

6.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

6.5 Other fixed broadband services

7 Digital economy

7.1 E-government

7.2 E-health

7.3 E-education

8 Mobile communications

8.1 Market analysis

8.2 Mobile statistics

8.3 Regulatory issues

8.4 Mobile infrastructure

8.5 Major mobile operators

8.6 Mobile content and applications

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