Analysis on Croatia's Telecoms, Mobile & Broadband Markets, 2019 - Croatia Prepares Delays Spectrum Auction Roadmap -

DUBLIN--()--The "Croatia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses" report has been added to's offering.

This report provides an overview of Croatia's fixed-line market, covering regulatory developments, infrastructure and the financial and operating performance of the main operators.

The report also covers the mobile voice and data markets, including statistics on service providers, and an assessment of network developments and deployed technologies.

In addition, the report reviews the fixed and fixed wireless broadband segment, including statistics and subscriber forecasts to 2024.

Subjects include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments
  • Facts, figures and statistics
  • Industry and regulatory issues
  • Infrastructure developments
  • Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU, MoU
  • Mobile Voice and Data Markets
  • Broadband (FttP, DSL, cable, wireless)
  • Mobile subscribers and ARPU
  • Broadband market forecasts
  • Government policies affecting the telecoms industry
  • Market liberalisation and industry issues
  • Telecoms operators - privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences
  • Mobile technologies (GSM; 3G, HSPA, LTE, 5G)

The telecoms market in Croatia has been shaped by the country having joined the European Union in 2013, a process which resulted in market liberalisation and the creation of a regulatory environment conducive to competition. Alternative operators have entered the market and there is effective competition in the fixed-line, broadband and mobile markets.

The market has attracted international players including Telekom Austria and Tele2 Group, though the latter in mid-2019 sold its local unit Tele2 Croatia to United Group, a company with existing telecom and pay TV interests in the region. As a result, further investment and expansion of Tele2 Croatia's offerings are expected into 2020.

Croatia's mobile market is served by three network operators, while there is also room for a small number of MVNOs. The network operators have focused on improving ARPU by encouraging prepaid subscribers to migrate to postpaid plans, and on developing a revenue from customer use of mobile data services. To this end, considerable investment is ongoing to upgrade network infrastructure, with the incumbent telco Hrvatski Telekom spearheading trials of 5G technologies and services.

The broadband sector benefits from effective competition between the fixed-line DSL and cable access platforms, while there are also a number of fibre deployments in urban areas. The sector is being supported by the government's broadband plan which aims to provide an improved broadband service nationally by 2020. As a result of competition and continuing investment among operators, the country has a relatively high broadband penetration rate for the region.

Key Developments

  • Hrvatski Telekom begins the process to sell its 17.4% stake in Optima Telekom
  • Tele2 Croatia sold to United Group
  • A1 Croatia and Hrvatski Telekom deploy NB-IoT network
  • Hrvatski Telekom trials 5G in preparation for 2020 spectrum auctions
  • Regulator allocates remaining 800MHz spectrum
  • A1 Croatia expands DOCSIS3.1-based services
  • Regulator funds rural broadband projects
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2019, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses; recent market developments

Companies Mentioned

  • A1 Croatia (VIPnet)
  • Hrvatski Telekom (HT)
  • Metronet
  • Optima Telekom
  • Tele2 Croatia

Key Topics Covered

1 Key statistics

2 Telecommunications market

2.1 Historical overview

2.2 Market analysis

2.3 Regional European Market Comparison

3 Regulatory environment

3.1 Historical overview

3.2 Regulatory authority

3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation

3.4 Privatisation

3.5 Interconnect

3.6 Universal Service

3.7 Access

3.8 Number Portability (NP)

3.9 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)

4 Fixed network operators

4.1 Hrvatski Telekom (HT)

4.2 A1 Croatia

4.3 Optima Telekom

4.4 Metronet

5 Telecommunications infrastructure

5.1 Overview of the national telecom network

5.2 International infrastructure

5.3 Cloud computing

5.4 Wholesale

5.5 Smart Infrastructure

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 Introduction

7.2 E-government

7.3 E-education

7.4 E-health

8 Mobile communications

8.1 Market analysis

8.2 Mobile statistics

8.3 Mobile infrastructure

8.4 Mobile data

8.5 Mobile broadband

8.6 Major mobile operators

8.7 Mobile content and applications

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Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager

For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900