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Serbia's mobile phone subscribers decrease in H1 2017

Serbia's mobile phone subscribers decrease in H1 2017 License: Creative Commons CC0

BELGRADE (Serbia), September 7 (SeeNews) – The number of mobile phone subscribers in Serbia fell to 8.8 million at the end of June, from 9.09 million at the end of December 2016, according to data of the country's telecommunications regulator.

The number of fixed-line subscribers fell to 2.51 million in June 2017 from 2.55 million at the end of the previous year, figures posted on the website of the Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (Ratel) show.

Serbia, with a population of around 7 million, has three operators active in the mobile segment - Telekom Srbija, Telenor and Vip Mobile.

Telekom Srbija had a 46% share of the overall number of subscribers at the end of December, followed by Telenor with 31% and Vip Mobile with 23%.

The share of postpaid subscribers was 54% at the end of June.

Serbia's media content subscribers increased to 1.69 million at the end of the first half of 2017 from 1.66 million in December 2016. The leading platform for distribution of radio and TV programmes to end-users in Serbia was digital CATV, with a market share of 36%, followed by IPTV and analogue CATV with 25% and 22%, respectively. DTH had a market share of 15%. 

A total of 49% of the fixed broadband Internet access subscribers used the xDSL platform, followed by cable and wireless connections with 40% and 7%, respectively. 

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