In Q1, slightly less than HRK 320m was invested in the mobile network, recording an almost 100% increase.
As HAKOM published an announcement regarding mobile network trends in Q1 2019, here are its key takes.
In Q1, slightly less than HRK 320m was invested in the mobile network, recording an almost 100% increase. Such an increase came after the fee reduction and allocation of new 2,100 MHz and 2,600 MHz frequency bands.
The number of broadband internet access connections in the fixed network increased by more than 3% YoY. The number of connectors through copper pairs is constantly decreasing, the number of connectors being increased through fiber optic and high-speed cable networks. FttH fittings observed the highest increase of about 40% YoY. Fixed-voice services are traditionally declining and are less beneficial.
In the mobile networks, revenues from telephone services increased by almost 3% with a simultaneous increase in the number of users. The number of received SMS and MMS recorded a decrease of 13% of the use of alternative Internet applications.
Further, when observing total Internet traffic, it recorded a 23% increase. The growth of data traffic in fixed networks is less due to the growth in traffic in mobile networks.
The users still prefer the fixed and mobile network service, and the total number of such users has increased by 8.5%. The market distribution of TV programs with the payment of fees recorded an increase of around 4%. IPTV continues to be the leading technology with a market share of around 29%, which is a significant development of this part of the market, and it is still significant since 44% of households are watching TV exclusively via DVB-T signals from the transmitter.