Mobile, fixed broadband users continue to grow in Slovenia

22 Mar 2016

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.