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Serbia's mobile phone subscribers decline

Serbia's mobile phone subscribers decline Author: Joseph Morris. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

BELGRADE (Serbia), April 10 (SeeNews) – The number of mobile phone subscribers in Serbia fell to 9.09 million at the end of 2016, from 9.16 million in December 2015, according to data from the country's Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (Ratel).

The number of fixed-line subscribers fell to 2.49 million in at the end of December 2016 from 2.6 million at the end of the previous year, figures posted on the website of Ratel show.

Serbia, with a population of around 620,000, has three companies active in the mobile segment - Telekom Srbija, Telenor and Vip Mobile.

Telekom Srbija had a 47% share of the overall number of subscribers at the end of December, followed by Telenor with 31% and Vip Mobile with 22%.

The share of postpaid subscribers was 52% at the end of December.

Serbia's media content subscribers increased to 1.65 million at the end of 2016 from 1.60 million a year earlier. The leading platform for distribution of radio and TV programmes to end-users in Serbia was digital CATV, with a market share of 33%, followed by IPTV and analogue CATV with 29% and 24%, respectively. DTH had a market share of 14%. 

A total of 52% of the fixed broadband Internet access subscribers used the xDSL platform, followed by cable and wireless connections with 39% and 6%, respectively. 

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