The attraction of the Balkan telecommunications market is hidden by the fact that it is geographically near the main European markets. At the same time, because of a combination of relatively low penetration and still not high prices, it offers potential for growth. These facts and many more insights into the regions Telecom market can be found in a recently published PMR report titled Telecommunications market in Balkan states 2012. Development forecast for 2012-2016.
The report states that a particular potential lies within the internet segment since the penetration of the service in the region remains at a low level. Within that segment an influx of new users on the market in upcoming years will be a primary driver of growth. In effect, the ISP will be the segment of the telecommunications market which will be noting the most dynamic growth in the 2012-2016 time period.
Even with considerable regulatory, legal and macroeconomic problems, the telecommunications market in the Balkan states remain of interest for foreign investors.The process of the privatisation of incumbent operators in the Balkan region is far from finished.
Members can download a brief version of the report here.