Performance of enterprises in the telecommunication sector, 2021

Total turnover from electronic communication services higher than in 2020, investments lower

The total turnover from electronic communication services in 2021 amounted to EUR 1,104 million and was 3% higher than in the previous year. The value of investments in electronic communication services was EUR 256 million and decreased by 10%.

  • 28 September 2022 at 10:30
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  • provisional data
Fewer cable and satellite, and Internet service providers

At the end of 2021, there were 17 fixed network operators and 7 mobile network operators on the Slovenian market. There were 37 cable and satellite service providers and 51 Internet service providers.

Less telephone traffic

Less national outgoing fixed and mobile telephone traffic (by 8% and 2%, respectively) and less outgoing fixed and mobile traffic to international networks (by 22% and 11%, respectively) was generated than in 2020.
Users of Slovenian mobile networks sent fewer SMS and MMS messages (by 3% and 4%, respectively). On the other hand, compared to 2020, data transfer on mobile data broadband access increased by 25%.

A tenth more investments in electronic communication services than in 2019, but a tenth fewer than in 2020

Investments in electronic communication services in 2021 amounted to EUR 256 million. Compared to 2019, they increased by EUR 24 million or 10%, but compared to 2020, they decreased by EUR 28 million or 10%.
About 6,600 people were employed and self-employed in electronic communication services, i.e. 7% more than in 2020.

The largest share of total turnover from electronic communication services contributed by the services from public fixed telephone network

The total turnover from electronic communication services in 2021 amounted to EUR 1,104 million. 44% of the total turnover (EUR 490 million) was generated by public fixed telephone network, followed by turnover from public mobile telephone services (32% or EUR 355 million) and turnover from interconnection services (13% or EUR 138 million). Other turnover amounted to 11% or EUR 121 million.

The highest increase in turnover from interconnection services

The total turnover from electronic communication services increased by EUR 35 million or 3% compared to 2020. Turnover from interconnection services increased by EUR 20 million or by 17%, and turnover from public mobile telephone services by EUR 17 million or by 5%.

Tables with the latest data are available in the SiStat Database.
Outgoing voice traffic of fixed and mobile telephony, Slovenia
Outgoing voice traffic of fixed and mobile telephony, Slovenia
SMS-messages sent, Slovenia
SMS-messages sent, Slovenia
Investments in electronic communication and turnover from electronic communication services, Slovenia
Investments in electronic communication and turnover from electronic communication services, Slovenia
T1 Turnover from a public telephone fixed network
T2 Turnover from public mobile telephone services
T3 Turnover from interconnection services
T4 Other turnover
Operators, infrastructure and employment in electronic communications, Slovenia1)2)
2019202020212021/20192021/2020
numberindex
Fixed network operators3)131317130.8130.8
International operators3)181821116.7116.7
Mobile network operators3)777100.0100.0
Cable and satellite service providers3)6)48403777.192.5
Internet service providers3)60555185.092.7
Main telephone lines4)691,468691,658684,32099.098.9
  VoIP connections588,762605,852611,800103.9101.0
Mobile network users2,511,9792,550,8952,607,268103.8102.2
Leased lines48243540383.692.6
Broadband Internet connections627,939651,603671,642107.0103.1
Employees and self-employed5)6)5,8456,1886,643113.7107.4
1) Data for 2019 and 2020 are final, data for 2021 are provisional.
2) Data relate to the end of the year, except employment.
3) Only active operators included. Operator offering two or more activities on electronic communication services simultaneously is counted in each activity.
4) Telephone boxes are not included.
5) Annual average of the number of persons employed and self-employed in electronic communication services.
6) Revised data for 2020.
Volume indicators in electronic communications, Slovenia1)
2019202020212021/20192021/2020
numberindex
Outgoing national traffic (1,000 minutes)
Traffic from fixed location - total2)3)341,929355,011325,95795.391.8
  traffic within own fixed network3)164,808168,818149,74790.988.7
  traffic from fixed to other fixed networks127,514115,78699,00677.685.5
  traffic from fixed to mobile networks49,60770,40777,204155.6109.7
Traffic from mobile network - total4,484,3735,389,0565,303,633118.398.4
  traffic within own mobile network2,128,0152,471,9432,415,984113.597.7
  traffic from mobile to other mobile networks2,147,4032,684,2692,650,205123.498.7
  traffic from mobile to fixed networks208,955232,844237,444113.6102.0
International traffic of fixed and mobile telephony (1,000 minutes)
  incoming traffic from international networks459,594285,830324,50770.6113.5
  outgoing traffic to international networks224,665193,536168,83675.287.2
Number of SMS (1,000)2,639,9022,355,8132,282,74086.596.9
1) Data for 2019 and 2020 are final, data for 2021 are provisional.
2) Voice traffic without traffic to internet dial-up service providers.
3) Revised data for 2020.
Turnover and investment in electronic communications, Slovenia1)
2019202020212021/20192021/2020
value (1,000 EUR)index
Turnover from electronic communication services - total3)5)1,085,6491,069,1321,104,336101.7103.3
  turnover from a public telephone fixed network5)471,205486,556490,335104.1100.8
  turnover from public mobile telephone services353,015338,603355,444100.7105.0
  turnover from interconnection services5)135,483117,837137,957101.8117.1
  other turnover2)5)125,946126,135120,60195.895.6
Investments4)231,956284,349255,888110.390.0
1) Data for 2019 and 2020 are final, data for 2021 are provisional.
2) Turnover from broadband Internet connections included as well.
3) The totals do not always add up due to rounding.
4) Revised data for 2019.
5) Revised data for 2020.
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