|[November 29, 2012]
Research and Markets: Bosnia-Herzegovina - In Late 2012 M:Tel Launched Its Open Start Line of Multi-Play Packages
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w6334k/bosniaherzegovina)
has announced the addition of the "Bosnia-Herzegovina
- Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts" report to
Economic Malaise Risks Telecom Sector Recovery
Although a number of fixed-line operators offer services the market is
dominated by the three incumbent operators, which hold a combined market
share of 99%. All three incumbents are subject to specific obligations
designed to improve competition.
Internet services are available through the incumbents and alternative
operator. Internet usage in Bosnia-Herzegovina is showing signs of
significant growth on the back of competition and the improved
availability of services.
The three mobile network operators (MNOs), each affiliated with one of
the incumbent fixed-line operators, provide near-national coverage.
Their networks, being upgraded to support services based on HSPA
technology; will in coming years support broadband in rural areas where
fixed-line infrastructure is insufficient. In addition, mobile data and
mobile broadband offers will provide future revenue growth given the
limited potential of mobile voice services.
- The mobile market makes up more than half of all revenue, with the
fixed-line sector declining as customers adopt mobile-centric telecoms
- In late 2011 the regulator reduced licence fees for licence holders by
50% with the aim of encouraging further development in the telecom and
broadcasting sectors. The reduction in fees is also expected to impact
prices for telecom services for end-users.
- In late 2012 the regulator held a public consultation on draft rules
to rebalance voice telephony services in Bosnia and Herzegovina to 2015.
The rules are intended to establish price caps for providers of voice
services with SMP.
- Connections speeds remain low, with the majority of lines offering
data at up to 2Mb/s, and about 100,000 offering data at up to 4Mb/s. The
number of 8Mb/s lines was only about 8,000 in early 2012.
- Fixed-line voice revenue has continued to slide, as customers migrate
to VoIP and mobile services for voice calls.
- GDP in 2011 reached about 1.7% but is expected to show zero growth in
2012, partly caused by the ongoing economic difficulties of its key
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation
and may not be for the current year.
Companies covered in this report include:
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w6334k/bosniaherzegovina.
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