Mobile broadband users up 7.2% to 332,000; IPTV nears 350,000 subscribers

5 Dec 2011

Croatia’s total number of mobile broadband subscribers reached 332,500 at the end of September 2011, up by 7.2% year-on-year, reported the country’s telecoms regulator, HAKOM. The fixed broadband subscriber base, meanwhile, grew by 10.3% over the twelve months to 845,000, although the rate of growth slowed over the period. In the six months ended 30 September there were 17,000 net new Croatian fixed broadband users, compared to the 62,000 new users added in the previous half-year ended March 2011. The figures give a household fixed broadband penetration of 51%. HAKOM also said that there were 349,000 subscribers to IPTV services in Croatia by the end of the third quarter, up 4.7% from three months previously, amongst the approximately 1.5 million households receiving TV services (and compared to 897,000 receiving digital terrestrial services, 144,000 cable TV subscribers and 105,000 homes watching satellite TV). It was also reported that total revenues in Croatia’s electronic communications market in Q3 2011 increased by 11% versus Q2, despite unfavourable economic conditions.

Croatia, Croatian Regulatory Agency for Network Operations (HAKOM)