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North Macedonia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses- Product Image
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North Macedonia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4256685
  • Report
  • January 2021
  • Region: North Macedonia
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
Macedonia's Mobile Market Dominated by Two MNOs

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Makedonski Telekom
  • Telekom Slovenije
  • MORE

North Macedonia signs MoU on 5G technologies with US

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was renamed as the Republic of North Macedonia in February 2019. The country has been a European Union (EU) candidate since 2005. As part of the EU pre-accession process, North Macedonia has built closer economic ties with the Union which accounts for 60% of Macedonia's exports and about half of its imports. Closer regulatory and administrative ties with European Commission (EC) institutions have done much to develop the telecom sector and prepare the market for the competitive environment encouraged in the EU.

As part of EU integration legislation North Macedonia has implemented the principles of the EU's regulatory framework for communications, established an independent regulator and set out several provisions to provide for a competitive telecom market, including wholesale access to the incumbent's fixed-line network. Although the fixed telephony market has been liberalised, the incumbent MakTel continues to dominate the sector. Broadband services are widely available, with effective competition between DSL and cable platforms complemented by wireless broadband and a developing fibre sector. The number of DSL subscribers has continued to fall in recent years as customers are migrated to fibre networks.

Macedonia's mobile market is served by only two MNOs, MakTel and A1 Macedonia (known as One.Vip before a rebranding exercise in September 2019). The latter was formed from the merger of the local business units of Telekom Slovenije and Telekom Austria. A1 Macedonia in May 2016 was also merged with its sister company Blizoo, and so has been able to provide a full suite of converged services. Mobile data services are becoming increasingly important following investments in LTE network rollouts and in upgrades to LTE-A technology.

The publisher notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key Developments:

  • North Macedonia signs MoU on 5G technologies with the US;
  • Telekabel purchases cable network KDS DOO from Probistip;
  • North Macedonia mobile users drop to 1.89 million, fixed lines show growth;
  • North Macedonia imposes e-bills due to coronavirus outbreak;
The report update includes the regulator's market data updates to Q3 2020, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2020, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Makedonski Telekom, A1 Macedonia (VIP Operator, One.Vip), Blizoo (formerly CableTel), Telekom Slovenije.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Makedonski Telekom
  • Telekom Slovenije
  • MORE
1 Key statistics

2 Regional European Market Comparison
2.1 Europe Telecom Maturity Index by tier
2.2 TMI versus GDP
2.3 Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
2.4 Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration

3 Country overview

4 Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
4.1 Economic considerations and responses
4.2 Mobile devices
4.3 Subscribers
4.4 Infrastructure

5 Telecommunications market
5.1 Market analysis

6 Regulatory environment
6.1 Regulatory authority
6.2 Fixed-line developments
6.3 Mobile network developments

7 Mobile market
7.1 Market analysis
7.2 Mobile statistics
7.3 Mobile infrastructure
7.4 M2M networks
7.5 Mobile data
7.6 Mobile broadband
7.7 Major mobile operators
7.8 Mobile content and applications

8 Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Market analysis
8.2 Broadband statistics
8.3 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
8.4 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
8.5 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
8.6 Other fixed-line broadband services

9 Digital economy

10 Fixed network operators
10.1 Makedonski Telekom
10.2 A1 Macedonia

11 Telecommunications infrastructure
11.1 International infrastructure

12 Appendix Historic data

13 Glossary of abbreviations

14 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities North Macedonia 2020 (e)
Table 2 Change in telecom revenue, by type 2010 2019
Table 3 Annual fixed-lines ported 2010 2020
Table 4 Annual mobile-lines ported 2010 2020
Table 5 Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 6 Mobile network operator market share by subscribers 2010 2020
Table 7 Change in mobile voice traffic 2010 2020
Table 8 Ratio of prepaid and contract subscribers 2010 2020
Table 9 Change in the number of MakTel's prepaid subscribers 2010 2020
Table 10 Growth in the number of M2M connections 2016 2020
Table 11 Change in the number of SMS messages sent 2010 2020
Table 12 Change in the number of MMS messages sent 2010 2020
Table 13 Change in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 14 Change in the number of MakTel's mobile subscribers 2010 2020
Table 15 Growth in MakTel's mobile voice traffic 2010 2020
Table 16 Change in MakTel's mobile ARPU 2010 2020
Table 17 MakTel mobile revenue 2010 2020
Table 18 Change in the number of A1 Macedonia's mobile subscribers 2010 2020
Table 19 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 20 Change in market share of fixed internet subscribers by major operator 2013 2020
Table 21 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscriptions by platform 2010 2020
Table 22 Fixed broadband market share of subscribers by platform 2010 2020
Table 23 Internet subscribers by access type: dial-up, mobile, other 2010 2020
Table 24 Fixed-line broadband connections by access speed 2013 2020
Table 25 Makedonski Telekom's retail and wholesale DSL subscribers 2010 2020
Table 26 Change in fixed-line market share by key operators 2010 2020
Table 27 Development of Makedonski Telekom's revenue 2010 2020
Table 28 Change in the number of Makedonski Telekom's fixed-voice subscribers 2010 2020
Table 29 A1 Macedonia fixed-line, broadband and pay TV RGUs 2015 2020
Table 30 Development of A1 Macedonia's financial data 2010 2020
Table 31 Change in the number of telephony lines by type 2010 2020
Table 32 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2025
Table 33 Wholesale leased lines in service, by type 2010 2020
Table 34 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2000 2009
Table 35 Historic - Internet users and penetration rates 1999 2009
Table 36 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2009

List of Charts
Charts 1 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders (top tier)
Chart 2 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers (middle tier)
Chart 3 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents (bottom tier)
Chart 4 Overall view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 5 Europe - mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 Scandinavia and Baltics: mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 7 Northern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 8 Southern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 9 Eastern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 10 Scandinavia and Baltics fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 11 Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 12 Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 13 Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 14 Change in telecom revenue, by type 2010 2019
Chart 15 Annual fixed-lines ported 2010 2020
Chart 16 Annual mobile-lines ported 2010 2020
Chart 17 Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 18 Mobile network operator market share by subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 19 Change in mobile voice traffic 2010 2020
Chart 20 Ratio of prepaid and contract subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 21 Change in the number of MakTel's prepaid subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 22 Growth in the number of M2M connections 2016 2020
Chart 23 Change in the number of SMS messages sent 2010 2020
Chart 24 Change in the number of MMS messages sent 2010 2020
Chart 25 Change in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 26 Change in the number of MakTel's mobile subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 27 Growth in MakTel's mobile voice traffic 2010 2020
Chart 28 Change in MakTel's mobile ARPU 2010 2020
Chart 29 MakTel mobile revenue 2010 2020
Chart 30 Change in the number of A1 Macedonia's mobile subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 31 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 32 Change in market share of fixed internet subscribers by major operator 2013 2020
Chart 33 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscriptions by platform 2010 2020
Chart 34 Fixed broadband market share of subscribers by platform 2010 2020
Chart 35 Internet subscribers by access type: dial-up, mobile, other 2010 2020
Chart 36 Fixed-line broadband connections by access speed 2013 2020
Chart 37 Makedonski Telekom's retail and wholesale DSL subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 38 Change in fixed-line market share by key operators 2010 2020
Chart 39 Development of Makedonski Telekom's revenue 2010 2020
Chart 40 Change in the number of Makedonski Telekom's fixed-voice subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 41 A1 Macedonia fixed-line, broadband and pay TV RGUs 2015 2020
Chart 42 Development of A1 Macedonia's financial data 2010 2020
Chart 43 Change in the number of telephony lines by type 2010 2020
Chart 44 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2025

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Frequency bands and allocations
Exhibit 3 Frequency bands expressions of interest 2007
Exhibit 4 Mobile data roaming cost schedule 2020 - 2026 Frequency bands and allocations
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
  • Makedonski Telekom
  • A1 Macedonia (VIP Operator, One.Vip)
  • Blizoo (formerly CableTel)
  • Telekom Slovenije
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
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