As one of the states of the Balkan Peninsula, Macedonia is considered an excellent destination for GSM traffic termination business. The country has minimal competition in this business area; besides, it has a well-developed mobile communication services market as mobile penetration reached 113%. However, for a successful start in Macedonia, you also need to connect high-speed Internet.
Since Macedonia is a candidate country for joining the European Union, in recent years, much has been done to develop the telecommunications sector of the economy. To date, broadband Internet is available to most of the population. Internet penetration is 70.8%, as of March 2017, which is more than 1.47 million connections.
In the market, there are actively competing providers that provide access to cable, satellite and fiber-optic Internet, as well as connectivity for DSL and Wi-Fi technologies. Since 2016, the number of subscribers connected to the DSL Internet has been rapidly declining. This is because they switch to fiber optic technology. Mobile operators, in turn, provide access to the Internet through LTE networks.
In Macedonia, the major Internet providers are VipNet, NeoTel, and Telekabel. The average download speed in the country is 12 Mbps. This is sufficient for the normal operation of the call termination system using GSM gateways. In large cities, it is possible to connect fiber-optic Internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps, which will allow you to use multi-channel VoIP equipment for operation.