The total number of active mobile telephony users in Serbia continues to drop, reaching 8.48 million at the end of the second quarter of 2018, versus 8.51 million in the previous quarter. According to data published by regulator Ratel, 4.79 million were postpaid, up from 4.75 million in Q1, and 3.69 million were prepaid, down from 3.76 million in the previous quarter. The number of ported mobile numbers dropped to 23,491 from 34,862.
Telekom Srbija kept the lead with a 45.4 percent market share, followed by Telenor Serbia with 31.3 percent and Vip mobile with 23.2 percent, while MVNOs had 0.1 percent. The number of active mobile internet users rose slightly to 5.61 million in the quarter, up from 5.5 million in Q1, and M2M users amounted to 258,000 versus 252,000 in Q1.
There were 2.45 million fixed telephony subscribers, stable on the previous quarter, while ported fixed numbers dropped to 11,204 from 24,308.
The number of fixed internet subscribers was stable at 1.49 million. In terms of access technology, xDSL (45.9%) and cable (41.8%) accounted for most of the subscribers. Most of the subscribers had 10-30 Mbps access speeds (53.3%), followed by 30 Mbps (37.9%). In this segment, Telekom Srbija leads with 43.2 percent market share, followed by SBB (32.3%) and others (9.2%).
The number of pay-TV subscribers was stable at 1.70 million, with the main distribution technologies being digital cable (40.3%), IPTV (24.8%), analogue cable (18.2%), DTH (14.3%) and wireless network (2.4%). The top players in this market segment were SBB with a 54 percent share, followed by Telekom Srbija (25%) and others (8%).