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Broadband in Slovakia

Slovakia has set the long-term objective of achieving access to high-speed internet connection with at least 30 Mbps for all households by the end of 2020.

Summary of broadband development in Slovak Republic

National policy for electronic communications by 2020Slovakia’s National Broadband Strategy and Strategic document for Digital Growth and Next Generation Access Infrastructure 2014-2020 aim at 100% coverage of 30 Mbps high-speed internet and the preparation for meeting the target on subscriptions of above 100 Mbps.

National broadband strategy and policy

Responsible authorities

Main aims for broadband development

The basic framework to be considered in the deployment and use of broadband is to meet a target of 100% coverage of 30 Mbps high-speed internet and the preparation for meeting the target concerning subscriptions of high-speed internet above 100 Mbps. The long-term target of ensuring take-up of 50% with speed above 100 Mbps by 2020 was not incorporated, largely on grounds that its accomplishment cannot be guaranteed.

The strategic document Support for the development of 5G networks in Slovakia for the years 2020–2025 sets a vision and goals for the 5G rollout.

Main measures for broadband development

  • Regulation measures:
    The measures for effective investments in supporting fixed and mobile broadband defined in the strategic document for the Digital Growth and Next Generation Access Infrastructure (2014-2020) prepared by the Ministry of Finance, can be broken down to four areas:
    • legislative amendments to simplify the building of networks,
    • coordinated construction of the networks in order to mitigate risks and reduce costs,
    • regulation of prices and access to completed networks to increase competition in the market and optimise the profitability of realised investment and
    • auctions to facilitate innovation in mobile broadband access.
  • Memorandum of Cooperation, stating that by the end of 2020 all municipalities in Slovakia should be covered by high-speed internet, was signed by the telecom operators Deputy Prime Minister’s Office for Investments and Informatization of the Slovak Republic.

  • State aid measures:
    national broadband project to be implemented by the National Agency for Networking and Electronic Services (NASES) is to contribute with EUR 89.25 million ERDF (OP Integrated Infrastructure, priority axis 7) and EUR 27 million EAFRD (National Rural Development Programme). ERDF funds are planned to support a backhaul and last mile in white areas (municipalities), while EAFRD funds are planned to support community-led local development projects giving more capillarity especially in the rural areas to the backhaul.

Data on broadband development and technologies in the Slovakia

For the latest data on broadband coverage, subscriptions and penetrations, coverage of different broadband technologies and costs check the scoreboard reports and the country reports of the Digital Economy & Society Index (DESI).

Spectrum assignments for wireless broadband

For details on harmonised spectrum assignments consult the European 5G Observatory.

National and EU publications and press documents

English

Slovak

Contact information

BCO Slovakia (national Broadband Competence Office):  Ministry of Investments, Regional development and Informatisation of the Slovak Republic (Ministerstvo investícií, regionálneho rozvoja a informatizácie Slovenskej republiky)

Address: Štefánikova 15, 811 05 Bratislava, Slovakia
Contact via email
Phone: +421 2 2092 8160
Website

Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic (Ministerstvo dopravy a výstavby Slovenskej republiky)

Address: Námestie slobody č. 6, 810 05 Bratislava 15, Slovakia
Contact via email
Phone: +421 2 5949 4111
Website

National Agency for Network and Electronic Services (Národná agentúra pre sieťové a elektronické služby)

Address: Kollárova 8, 917 02 Trnava, Slovakia
Contact via email
Phone: +421 2 3278 0700
Website

Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (Úrad pre reguláciu elektronických komunikácií a poštových služieb)

Address: Továrenská 7, 828 55 Bratislava 24, Slovakia
Contact via email
Phone: +421 2 5788 1111
Website

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