Slovenia’s statistics office has released data covering the country’s communications markets at the end of 2015. The mobile market was home to 2.35 million users, up 1.2% from a year earlier, with a 3.6% rise in the number of contract subscribers offsetting a 5.7% drop in pre-paid customers. Outgoing mobile traffic in the final three months of 2015 increased 3.1% year-on-year to reach 1.08 billion minutes, while the number of SMS text messages rose 4.6% to 692.2 million. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that Slovenia’s cellular market is home to four network operators – Telekom Slovenije, Si.Mobil, Telemach Mobil and T-2.
The fixed broadband sector ended 2015 with 574,530 subscribers, up 3.4% in twelve months. This figure included 243,971 DSL users, representing 42.5% of the total, while there was a 13% rise in the number of fibre-optic lines; these now account for 23.9% of all fixed broadband connections. There was a sharp fall in the PSTN voice user total, with just 210,138 mainline telephony users at the end of December 2015, down 15.9% from a year before, though the fixed VoIP customer figure rose 6.5% over the same period to 511,762. The country’s main fixed line operators are Telekom Slovenije, Telemach and T-2.