You have 10 free articles left this month. Get your freeBasic subscription now and gain instant access to more.

Serbia's mobile phone subscribers decrease in Q4

Author Radomir Ralev
Serbia's mobile phone subscribers decrease in Q4 License: Creative Commons CC0

BELGRADE (Serbia), February 25 (SeeNews) – The number of mobile phone subscribers in Serbia fell to 8.45 million at the end of December, from 8.6 million in September, according to data of the country's telecommunications regulator.

The number of fixed-line subscribers edged up to 2.41 million in December from 2.4 million at the end of the third quarter of 2019, 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 44.3% share of the overall number of subscribers at the end of December, followed by Telenor with 31.4% and Vip Mobile with 24.0%.

Serbia's media content subscribers amounted to 1.96 million at the end of December, up from 1.92 million in December 2018. The leading platform for distribution of radio and TV programmes to end-users in Serbia was digital CATV, with a market share of 48.7%, followed by IPTV and analogue DTH with 25.0% and 12.8%, respectively. Analogue CATV had a market share of 10.3%.

A total of 44.4% of the fixed broadband Internet access subscribers used cable connection, followed by xDSL and wireless connections with 38.3% and 5.8%, respectively.