The Agency prepared the charts and the tables based on the quarterly reports that active operators submitted through the data collection portal.
Significant changes (acquisitions, mergers, operators ceasing operations) in the electronic communications market:
Q2 2008 to Q3 2008: Telekom Slovenije -> Also includes the data of reselling services to Mobitel, d. d.
Q2 2010: UPC Ljubljanski kabel -> UPC Ljubljanski kabel, d.d., was incorporated into Telemach, d.o.o., in the start of 2010, ceasing to exist.
Q4 2013: Kabel TV –> KABEL TV, d.o.o., was acquired by Telemach, d.o.o. in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Q2 2014: Elektro Turnšek -> In the second quarter of 2014 Telemach, d.o.o., completely acquired Elektro Turnšek, d.o.o.
Q3 2015: Telemach Mobil -> Telemach, d.o.o., acquired Tušmobil, d.o.o., with the latter remaining an independent operator owned by Telemach, d.o.o., but renamed to Telemach Mobil, d.o.o. as of September 14th, 2015.
Q1 2016: Telemach Mobil -> The merger of Telemach, d.o.o., and Telemach Mobil, d.o.o., was finalized on February 3rd, 2016.
Q2 2016: Amis -> The merger by acquisition of Amis, d.o.o., to Si.mobil, d.d., (since Q1 2017 A1 Slovenija, d.d.) was completed on April 1st, 2016.
Q2 2016: Debitel -> The merger by acquisition of Debitel, d.d., to Telekom Slovenije, d.d., was completed on June 1st, 2016.
Q1 2017: Total TV -> Merger by acquisition of Total TV, d.o.o., to Telemach, d.o.o., on January 17th, 2017.
Q3 2017: TM Rotovž renamed to Telemach UG, d.o.o., on September 22nd, 2017.
Q2 2018: Teleing -> The merger by acquisition of Teleing, d.o.o., to Telemach, d.o.o., was completed on April 23rd, 2018.
Q3 2018: Telemach UG -> The process of acquiring users of Telemach UG, d.o.o., by Telemach, d.o.o., was completed on July 1st, 2018.
Q1 2020: Telemach Tabor -> The merger by acquisition of Telemach Tabor d.d. to Telemach d.o.o. was completed on March 6th, 2020.
Q2 2020: Telemach Pobrežje -> The merger by acquisition of Telemach Pobrežje d.d. to Telemach d.o.o. was completed on May 4th, 2020.
Q2 2020: EVJ Elektroprom -> The merger by acquisition of EVJ Elektroprom d.o.o.to Telemach d.o.o. was completed on May 28th, 2020.
Q3 2020: Elcatel -> The merger by acquisition of Elcatel d.o.o. to Telemach d.o.o. was completed on September 23rd, 2020.
Q3 2020: T-Systems -> T-Systems d.o.o. has been renamed to Deutsche Telekom Global Business Solutions d.o.o. on September 17th, 2020.
Until the third quarter of 2011, the Agency calculated penetration based on the number of households from the 2002 census of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. The charts also include a penetration trend calculated using the number of households from the EU-SILC, which is based on a new methodology of counting households. The drop in the penetration rate in the first quarter of 2013 was caused by another increase in the number of households based the EU-SILC survey conducted by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia.The Statistical Office conducted a register-based census for the year 2015 in September, so the penetration rates in the charts are based on the number of households from this census. In the first quarter of 2016 the Agency started calculating the penetration rates based on the number of households from this census, and will continue to do so based on the data from every new household census. When displaying Indicators, named Penetration - all services penetrations on households for periods up to Q2 2015 are not displayed due to different metodologies of households counting.
The charts and tables related to TV market only include data submitted by operators, and consequently do not include the shares of free-to-air satellite TV with free TV channels and the terrestrial TV platform.
In Q3 2016 the operators started reporting submitting more detailed reports on the bundles of their services, combined services and stand alone services.
Alternative operators A1 Slovenija, d.d., T-2, d.o.o., and Telemach, d.o.o., are among the largest four operators based on their market shares of fixed broadband internet connections. Based in the Agency's regulatory decisions on the relevant markets 3a “Wholesale local access at a fixed location” and 3b “Wholesale central access at a fixed location for the mass market”, the three alternative operators are able to provide their services using the network of Telekom Slovenije, d.d., as A1 Slovenija, d.d., does not have a network of its own and therefore depends on access to the network of Telekom Slovenije, d.d., while T-2, d.o.o., and Telemach, d.o.o., also provide a large share of their services over the network of Telekom Slovenije, d.d., even though they have partially built networks of their own.
The Agency’s regulatory decisions make it possible for operators to obtain unbundled access to the fiber optics network of Telekom Slovenije, d.d. This allows operators with no or only partially built networks to provide fiber optics broadband services to end users across the entire territory of the country and subsequently to compete in the retail market. The competition in the retail market has positive effects for end users, resulting in greater choice when it comes to the type, quality and price of services.
Agency's regulatory decisions in the relevant market 4 “Access to (physical) network infrastructure (including shared access or unbundled access) at a fixed location ( wholesale market)” and relevant market 5 “Wholesale broadband access (wholesale market)” also allow alternative IP TV operators to provide not only broadband internet access, but also other broadband services to end users in Slovenia, and to subsequently compete in the retail market. For the operators to be able to provide IP TV, it is important that the so-called multicast obligation has been imposed on Telekom Slovenije, d.d., compelling it to ensure bitstream access that allows operators to provide all of their services to their residential and/or business customers at the same level as Telekom Slovenije, d.d., and its subsidiary or partner companies. This allows end users to choose between different operators, which indirectly improves the quality and increases the range of different types of services and their price in the retail market. The Agency also issued two regulatory decisions that impose on Telekom Slovenije, d.d., the obligation of providing access to its fiber optics network to alternative operator, and thereby allowing them to provide fiber optics broadband services (including IP TV) in the retail market.
The Agency regulates carrier broadband access as part of the relevant market 4 "Access to the (physical) network infrastructure (including shared or unbundled access) at a fixed location ( wholesale market)” and relevant market 5 “Wholesale broadband access (wholesale market)”. By regulating these two markets alternative operators can offer their broadband services to their end users on the retail market, thereby competing fairly. The competition in the market has positive effects for end users, as they can choose between providers, and the quality and price of services. This also pushes the operators to look for ways to differentiate their services from those of their competition, resulting in the development of new and better services.
The regulatory decisions for the relevant markets 3a “Wholesale local access at a fixed location” and 3b “Wholesale central access at a fixed location for mass market products” gave alternative operators access to the copper and fiber optics networks of Telekom Slovenije, d.d., allowing them to provide broadband services to end users across the whole territory of the country. With these two decisions the Agency imposed on Telekom Slovenije, d.d., the obligation to allow carrier access to certain network capabilities and their use to alternative operators who do not have their own networks or those with only partially constructed networks.