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Serbian Telecom Sector Report - 2014

  • November 2015
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  • Emerging Markets Direct Media Holdings
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  • 22 pages

This report covers Serbia's telecom sector. It discusses statistical data, financial information and major news released in the period October 1, 2014 - November 25, 2015. Market-level data usually refer to 2014. In addition, figures on fixed and mobile traffic are presented for H1 2015, as well as the 2015 survey on the usage of ICTs.

Revenues from telecommunication services in Serbia amounted to EUR1.5bn in 2014, staying approximately unchanged from 2013. The revenues were equal to 4.5% of the country's GDP.

Last year, local currency revenue growth in the fixed-line market was slightly positive prior to including revenues from international traffic, but marginally negative after including them. In euro terms, revenues decreased. Fixed telephony dropped 10.9% y/y in H1 2015.

In the mobile market, 2014 revenues were approximately flat in local currency terms, but lower in euro terms. Mobile telephony shrank 4.9% y/y in H1 2015.

Revenues in the Internet market were higher in RSD terms last year, but edged down in euro terms. In 2014, the media content distribution market recorded another year of solid revenue performance.

Key Points:

oThe report presents information on the fixed-line, mobile, Internet, media content distribution and broadcasting markets in Serbia

oThe section on leading market players provides updated financial and other data on Telekom Srbija, Telenor Serbia and Vip mobile

oIn November 2015, Serbia received six binding bids for the government's 58.11% stake in Telekom Srbija

Telecommunication companies mentioned in the report include Telekom Srbija, Telenor Serbia, Vip mobile, Serbia Broadband - Srpske kablovske mreze (SBB), Targo Telekom, EUnet, etc.

Table Of Contents

Serbian Telecom Sector Report - 2014


Serbian telecom sector 2014 revenues roughly flat from 20135

Information and communication sector declines y/y in Q1, Q2 20155


Fixed telephone services revenues flat in local currency, slightly down in euros in 20146

Fixed telephony drops 10.9% y/y in H1 20157


Mobile market revenues down 3.5% in 2014 in euro terms, flat in RSD terms8

Three mobile operators were active in Serbia in 20148

Mobile telephony drops 4.9% y/y in H1 20158


Revenues from Internet service provision edge down in 2014 in euro terms, rise in RSD terms9

Media Content Distribution10

Revenues in media content distribution keep growing in 201410


Usage of ICTs11

ICTs usage in Serbia's households rises in 201511

100% of Serbian companies use computer in 201511


Telekom Srbija12

Company overview12


Company overview13

Telenor units in Serbia, Montenegro combined operating profit down 3% y/y in January-September13

Vip mobile15

Company overview15

Vip mobile EBITDA drops 33.7% y/y in January-September 201515


Misinformation a threat to Telekom Srbija privatisation - PM16

Serbian telcos acquire additional frequency in the 791-821/832-862 MHz range17

Minister confirms six binding bids for Telekom Srbija17

Telenor in Serbia remains focused on 3G network for now18

Agreements with Kosovo increase the price of Telekom Srbija, Serbian minister says19

Telekom Srbija starts providing 4G services20

Slovenia's PV Nalozbe buys majority stake in Serbia's Targo Telekom20

Serbia Broadband gets green light to acquire internet provider EUnet20

Telekom Srbija acquires majority stake in Dunav Banka21

Telekom Austria's Serbian unit to invest EUR27mn in 201522

Serbian daily Alo launches MVNO using network of Vip mobile22

Table 1 Revenues from fixed telephone services.6

Table 2 Fixed-line number of main lines, penetration6

Table 3 Revenues from mobile networks8

Table 4 Market shares of Serbia's mobile operators in 2014 (%)8

Table 5 Internet service revenues9

Table 6 Internet users of different access technologies9

Table 7 Media content distribution revenues10

Table 8 Commercial service broadcasting permits in Serbia in 201410

Table 9 Telenor Serbia and Montenegro financials14

Table 10 Vip mobile financials15

Figure 1 Information and communication, real growth, % y/y5

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