In 2016, the Slovenian telecommunications market was again characterised by fierce competition in the mobile business. Si.mobil) countered this challenging environment through the acquisition of the fixed-line reseller Amis in September 2015.
In 2016, the number of wireless subscribers rose by 0.8% year-on-year due to higher gross additions in the business segment as well as more no-frills customers. The number of fixed-line revenue generating units (RGUs) increased by 16.5% year-on-year to 172,000 in 2016, driven by higher demand for IPTV, voice and broadband.
Total revenues in Slovenia declined by 12.8% year-on-year (reported: -4.3%) as a result of the positive one-off effect of EUR 30.0 mn in 2015 relating to an agreement on settling mutual relations and business collaboration with Telekom Slovenije. Excluding this one-off effect, total revenues declined by 0.6%. Despite lower volumes, wireless equipment revenues rose as a result of higher average prices. Mobile service revenues declined due to the stepwise abolition of retail roaming in the EU as of 30 April 2016 in spite of higher interconnection revenues and a volume-driven increase in revenue from monthly fees. Fixed-line revenues declined mostly due to intensified competition.