Slovenia’s Telemach has long been a pioneer in its market, launching the country’s first commercial 5G network in June 2021, and it has now had its achievements in 5G recognised at a global level in the Opensignal 5G Global Mobile Network Experience Awards 2022.
Based on independent analysis of mobile measurements recorded during the period January 1 – June 29, 2022, Opensignal’s Awards recognize the leaders in 5G, with Telemach Slovenija’s network ranking among the best in the world.
Telemach Slovenija was the Global winner of the Best 5G Video Experience category, demonstrating that its subscribers enjoy a leading global 5G experience. The results reflect a combination of data on picture quality, stall rate and loading time as well as real-world user experience. The operator also ranked as a Global Leader in the 5G Download Speed - which focuses on measuring typical speeds experienced by users on operator mobile data networks - and the 5G Games Experience categories.
“We are incredibly proud that Telemach is setting new standards when it comes to 5G in Slovenia. After being the first to demonstrate a test 5G network almost exactly three years ago, we were also the first to make it commercially available. This milestone was followed by winning recognition as the nation’s fastest 5G network and now Opensignal have awarded us a top spot globally, which is a big step for us. All of this demonstrates that we are successfully implementing a strategy of ongoing investment in cutting-edge knowledge and technology. Our goal is clear: we want to provide our users with world-class, state-of-the-art services to ensure that their user experience continues to be the best,” said Adrian Ježina, Chairman of the Board, Telemach Slovenija.
Slovenia is a small country, with a population of approximately 2 million. Its telecoms market its correspondingly small, and somewhat saturated – there are four large convergent operators, all with their own mobile and fixed NGN infrastructure. In this challenging environment, service providers must strive to stand out, and Telemach has achieved this on numerous fronts, demonstrating sustainable growth on all levels.
Telemach Slovenija has been a consistently agile innovator in the market, identifying market-specific issues and introducing solutions to address them. Its VEČ packages were the first in the market to be completely transparent, with no hidden costs - and it cemented its reputation for innovation with its NAJVEČ package in 2019, the first in the market to offer unlimited data transfer.
The operator has been Slovenia’s leading provider of paid video content for several years, and is the market’s fastest growing mobile operator. In the third quarter of 2020 it took first place in fixed broadband services, and since then has upgraded its fixed cable and FTTH networks, deploying its own GIGA network with the largest NGN footprint in Slovenia.
This has not lessened its focus on mobile; indeed, Telemach has streamlined and modernized its mobile network, achieving its recognition from Opensignal as the best network in Slovenia despite having the least spectrum of any operator in the market as well as the lowest number of base stations in its network, demonstrating the efficiency of its infrastructure and spectrum usage.