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Broadband in Slovakia

Slovakia has set the long-term objective of providing all households with access to ultra-fast internet by 2030.

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Summary of broadband development in Slovak Republic

By 2030, the Slovak national broadband plan foresees coverage of all households with speeds of at least 100 Mbps, upgradable to 1 Gbps, as well as coverage of socio-economic drivers with gigabit connectivity.

National broadband strategy and policy

Responsible authorities

Main aims and measures for broadband development

Slovak national broadband plan, approved in March 2021, aims at coverage of all households with speeds of at least 100 Mbps with the possibility of upgrade to 1 Gbps as well as coverage of socio-economic drivers (schools, institutions, offices, transport hubs) with speeds of at least 1 Gbps by 2030. According to the plan, the objectives are best met by support for the construction of passive fibre optic networks.

The investment gap is estimated at EUR 960 million. The costs will be covered mainly from private sources, where necessary also from public sources and the European Funds (RRF and ESIF). The plan envisages support to operators to build the infrastructure where it has not been economically attractive for them so far. This can also be combined with other incentives such as vouchers for households to purchase modern telecommunications services or calls for municipalities to build the necessary infrastructure with state support and then lease it to operators.

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.

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

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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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