Nearly two thirds (62.5%) of households in Croatia subscribed to pay-TV services at the end of the first quarter.
Italy has stopped broadcasting on nearly all Croatian UHF TV channels in the 700 MHz band and in the 470 -694 MHz band along the Adriatic coast.
The total number of pay-TV connections in Croatia increased by 1.9% and pay-TV revenues by 4.1% in 2021.
IPTV now accounts for over half of pay-TV connections in Croatia.
Pay-TV penetration now stands at around 60% in Croatia.
The Croatian regulator HAKOM) has allocated radio frequency spectrum in the 700 MHz (758-788 / 703-733), 3600 MHz (3400-3800 MHz) and 26 GHz frequency bands (26, 5-27.5 GHz) for 5G mobile communications networks.
Croatia has made a breakthrough in its attempts to reduce the adverse effects on its terrestrial TV services in 470-694 MHz and 5G mobile networks in the 700 MHz bands due to interference from Italy.
The Croatian regulator HAKOM has received a total of nine requests for participation in a public auction for 5G frequencies.
IPTV services were received in nearly a third (30.1%) of TV households in Croatia in the first quarter.
The Croatian regulator HAKOM has announced a public auction for the issue of 5G licences.