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Kosovo - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

January 2020 | 89 pages | ID: K506739201D4EN
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The Kosovo - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses report includes all BuddeComm research data and analysis on this country. Covering trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, internet, broadband, infrastructure and regulation.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Kosovo gains new country dialling code

Kosovo has benefited from financial and regulatory assistance as part of the EU pre-accession process. The EU remains Kosovo’s main trading partner and its main source of foreign direct investment. The economy is significantly driven by trade with Germany and Switzerland, where most expatriates live and work. Remittances from such workers form an important part of household incomes.

The telecom sector has been liberalised, and legislation has aligned the sector with the EU’s revised regulatory framework. Measures have also been adopted relating to competition and to facilitating the market entry of new players. Nevertheless, poor telecom infrastructure has meant that fixed-line penetration remains low by European standards. Unlike most markets, the fixed-line broadband sector is dominated by new players, in particular the cable operator IPKO, a subsidiary of Telekom Slovenia.

Broadband penetration in Kosovo is developing slowly. There is effective competition between the main cable and DSL operators, though as yet there is little progress with the expansion of fibre networks: investment by the incumbent PTK, trading as Telecom Kosovo, in building an upgraded fibre-based NGN has been insufficient thus far, exacerbated by the company’s financial difficulties. These difficulties encouraged the government in mid-2019 to prepare the sale of a majority stake in the company.

The mobile sector accounts for most telecom lines for voice services, as well as the greater part of telecom revenue. Two MNOs dominate the sector. Telenor Serbia and VIP Mobile stopped offering unlicensed mobile voice and data services in mid-2017 across border regions as part of a deal by which Kosovo secured its own dialling code.

Key Developments:
  • Kosovo completes switch to the 383 national dialling code;
  • Regulator sets revised MTR charges;
  • Regulator preps for additional mobile licences to be used for mobile broadband;
  • Vala expands LTE service reach;
  • Government again prepares to sell majority stake in Telecom Kosovo;
  • Albtelecom and PTK complete the second fibre-optic system between Albania and Kosovo;
  • Kosovo adopts new Law On Electronic Communications;
  • Report update includes the regulators annual report for 2017 market data to September 2019, telcos data to Q3 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:

Post and Telecommunications of Kosovo (Kosovo Telecom, Vala), IPKO, Artmotion, Kujtesa; Dukagjini Telecommunications, Dardafon.
1 KEY STATISTICS

2 REGIONAL EUROPEAN MARKET COMPARISON

2.1 Europe Telecom Maturity Index by tier
2.2 TMI versus GDP
2.3 Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
2.4 Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration

3 COUNTRY OVERVIEW

4 TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET

4.1 Market analysis

5 REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

5.1 Regulatory authorities
5.2 Fixed-line developments
5.3 Mobile network developments

6 MOBILE MARKET

6.1 Market analysis
6.2 Mobile statistics
6.3 Mobile infrastructure
6.4 Mobile data
6.5 Mobile broadband
6.6 Major mobile operators

7 FIXED-LINE BROADBAND MARKET

7.1 Introduction and statistical overview
7.2 Broadband statistics
7.3 Fixed-line broadband technologies

8 FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS

8.1 Telecom Kosovo
8.2 IPKO
8.3 Kujtesa

9 TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE

10 APPENDIX HISTORIC DATA

11 RELATED REPORTS

LIST OF TABLES, CHARTS AND EXHIBITS

Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Kosovo 2019 (e)
Table 2 Development of telecom revenue by sector 2009 2019
Table 3 Change in market share of revenue by sector 2010 2019
Table 4 Change in telecom ARPU 2010 2019
Table 5 Development of telecom market investment 2013 2019
Table 6 Spectrum auction - potential frequencies on offer
Table 7 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2009 2024
Table 8 Change in the mobile market share of subscribers by main provider 2009 2019
Table 9 Decline in mobile market revenue 2008 2019
Table 10 Change in mobile traffic by type 2013 2019
Table 11 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2024
Table 12 Change in the number of Vala's mobile subscribers 2008 2019
Table 13 Growth in the number of IPKO's mobile subscribers 2009 2019
Table 14 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2024
Table 15 Growth in the number of IPKO's fixed broadband subscribers 2006 2019
Table 16 Change in broadband market share of subscribers by operator 2010 2019
Table 17 Change in market share of fixed-telephony subscribers by operator 2011 2019
Table 18 Development of IPKO's revenue and investment 2011 2019
Table 19 Change in the number of fixed line subscribers and teledensity 2009 2024
Table 20 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2019
Table 21 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2004 2009
Table 22 Historic - Prepaid as proportion of total mobile subscribers 2007 2012
Table 23 Historic - broadband subscribers by operator 2007 2012
Table 24 Broadband market share by platform 2007 2011; 2015 2016
Table 25 Historic - Cable broadband subscribers 2007 2012
Table 26 Historic - DSL broadband subscribers 2007 2012
Table 27 Historic - Wireless broadband subscribers 2007 2011
Table 28 Historic - Fixed line subscribers and teledensity 2004 2009
Table 29 Historic - Proportion of telecom market investment by sector 2015 2016
Table 30 Historic - Fixed line voice traffic 2010 2016
Table 31 Historic - IPKO mobile revenue 2010 2011
Table 32 Historic - Telecom Kosovo financial data 2007 2014
Table 33 Historic - Telecom Kosovo financial data by sector 2011 2014
Table 34 Historic - Vala SMS traffic 2009 2014
Table 35 Historic - Vala mobile revenue 2007 2014
Table 36 Historic - Vala mobile on-net traffic 2011 2015
Chart 1 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders (top tier)
Chart 2 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers (middle tier)
Chart 3 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents (bottom tier)
Chart 4 Overall view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 5 Europe - mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 Scandinavia and Baltics: mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 7 Northern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 8 Southern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 9 Eastern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 11 Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 12 Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 13 Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 14 Development of telecom revenue by sector 2009 2019
Chart 15 Change in market share of revenue by sector 2010 2019
Chart 16 Development of telecom market investment 2013 2019
Chart 17 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2009 2024
Chart 18 Change in the mobile market share of subscribers by main provider 2009 2019
Chart 19 Decline in mobile market revenue 2008 2019
Chart 20 Change in the mobile market share of subscribers by type 2009 2019
Chart 21 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2024
Chart 22 Change in the number of Vala's mobile subscribers 2008 2019
Chart 23 Change in the number of IPKO's mobile subscribers 2008 2019
Chart 24 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2024
Chart 25 Growth in the number of IPKO's fixed broadband subscribers 2006 2019
Chart 26 Change in broadband market share of subscribers by operator 2010 2019
Chart 27 Change in market share of fixed-telephony subscribers by operator 2011 2019
Chart 28 Development of IPKO's revenue and investment 2011 2019
Chart 29 Change in the number of fixed line subscribers and teledensity 2009 2024
Chart 30 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2019
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview


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