Telecommunications in Serbia

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Telecommunication in Serbia is an important economic sector, accounting for 4.7% of country's GDP in 2015.[1]


Fixed-line telephony[edit]

Serbia has a developed and efficient telephone network infrastructure. Domestic line system is 100% digital, with digital cable trunk line connecting switching centers. A drop in fixed-line connections in the last decade has been more than offset by a sharp increase in mobile-cellular telephone use. Telekom Srbija, the former state monopoly, is the predominant player in fixed-line telephony with 93.8% of market share.[4] Since the liberalization of the telecommunications market in 2013, Telekom Srbija has been very slowly losing market share to 16 other telecom operators, of which the most significant ones include Orion Telekom and SBB.

Mobile telephony[edit]

Serbia currently has three mobile networks, Telekom Srbija, Telenor, and Vip mobile, all of which are licensed for 2G GSM, 3G UMTS, and 4G LTE. The largest mobile operator is Telekom Srbija, marketed as mts, with 4.22  million subscribers, followed by Telenor with 2.96 million users and Vip mobile with 1.98 million.[5] In addition, SBB gained mobile virtual network operator licence in 2013 but is still not offering services.

Radio and television[edit]

Free-to-air terrestrial television[edit]

Digital television transition has been completed in 2015 with MPEG-4 compression standard and DVB-T2 standard for signal transmission.[8]

Pay television[edit]

Some 64% of households are provided with pay television services (i.e. 37% cable television, 16% IPTV, and 11% satellite).[9] There are 90 pay television operators (cable, IPTV, DTH), largest of which are SBB (mainly cable) with 47% market share, Telekom Srbija (mts TV) with 25%, followed by PoštaNet with 5%, and Ikom and Kopernikus with 4% each.[10]


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