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Slovenia Telecom Market

Slovenia is a Fast Grower market in Southern Europe with 4 operators and 2.3 million mobile connections.

Operators

  • A1 (Telekom Austria) 
  • T-2 
  • Telekom Slovenije 
  • Telemach Mobil 

 

 

Slovenia’s fixed-line telecom market remains dominated by Telekom Slovenije. The company has endeavoured to address declining revenue by diversifying its business interests and lessening its reliance pure telecom services. In response to domestic competition the telco has also developed an international presence, focused predominantly on the Balkans region where it is becoming a regional provider of IT and multimedia services.

The broadband market continues to be dominated by a small number of players. Despite the launch of competing platforms, DSL remains the most popular access method though its market share is being eroded by the steady development of fibre-based networks, as well as by upgraded cable networks which offer data rates of up to 220Mb/s. The deployment of DOCSIS3.1 technology expected among cablcos from about 2018 will provide services of at least 1Gb/s, and so enable the operators to improve the delivery of bundled services.

Increased internet usage and activity has characterised an emerging internet society, comprised of e-government, e-commerce and e-health among other services. Digital TV availability is expanding via cable, IPTV, satellite and terrestrial free-to-air platforms, increasing competition and choice for end-users. Slovenia was among the first countries in Europe to switch from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting, and so has been able to make use of digital dividend spectrum for mobile broadband services.

The competitive mobile market has four mobile network operators and a small number of mobile virtual network operators. With high mobile penetration, telcos have branched into offering both mobile and fixed-line services so as to offer bundled products. This strategy saw the cableco Telemach acquire Tušmobil and Si.mobil merge with Amis Telekom, with both of the latter being rebranded as A1 Slovenia in April 2017.