Investments and revenues are on the rise on the electronic communications market
ZAGREB, 6 December 2021 - In the first nine months of 2021, on the electronic communications market, the growth trend in total investments was continued, which is 16 % growth, compared to the same period 2020. Regarding the fixed network, a significant investment growth has been recorded in optical fibre infrastructure compared to the same period last year. In addition, in the first nine months of this year, total revenues on the electronic communications market rose by 5 %. Regarding the services, 13 % revenue growth has been recorded from broadband internet access, 5 % from network and line rental, and 4 % from billing TV compared to the same period last year.
The investment growth in the optical fibre infrastructure is proportionally accompanied by the growth in the number of new connections via optical technologies, representing a 33 % growth in this year. The data show that users are increasingly migrating to optical infrastructure since the number of connections on copper infrastructure is decreasing. At the end of the third quarter, the share of broadband connections with a speed faster than 30 Mbit/s was 55 % of the total number of connections. Also, the number of broadband connections with very high speeds continues to grow and in the third quarter the share of connections with speeds higher than 100Mbit/s is 25%. The total number of service package users is growing, mostly those with 4D packages, because they migrate from 3D packages due to higher discounts on the grouping of fixed and mobile services.
International roaming indicators show a good tourist season in the Republic of Croatia and the number of minutes increased by 47% in the third quarter of 2021, comparing to the same period of 2020.
More than half of the households watch Tv via one form of billing television, an increase in revenue and the number of connections Is obvious.. Compared to the same period last year, the market for billing television recorded an increase in total revenues as well as a 4 % increase in the total number of connections. In addition to the billing TV services, the most popular is internet protocol (IPTV) television with more than 51% of connections.
On the telecommunication services market in the immobile network, the decrease trend has been recorded in the number of users, total revenues and outgoing traffic is being continued. Compared to the same period last year, the number of users and revenues decreased by 1 %, while the total outgoing traffic of operators decreased by 11 %.
Data on the electronic communications market are available on the website of the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM) via the following link.
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Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM)
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HAKOM - Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries – ensures preconditions for a fair market competition, stable growth and environment for innovations in the electronic communications and postal services market. HAKOM protects users’ interests and the possibility of choice among various communications and postal services at affordable prices, defines sustainable competitive conditions for operators and service providers under fair conditions for return on investment, and provides support to economic growth, public services and the quality of life in the Republic of Croatia by using modern technologies. HAKOM’ strategic goals are: to promote regulation of the electronic communications and postal services market, to support growth of investments and innovations in the electronic communications and postal services market, to provide efficient use of limited resources, to accelerate the growth of broadband products and services, to provide affordable offers of communications and postal services, to provide protection and informing of users, to build an efficient and comprehensive information system, to define and implement efficient processes, and to acquire multi-disciplinary expertise in market regulation.