Broadband penetration in the Republic of Kosovo is growing, albeit slowly. As of 2018, the rate had reached 89%. Local providers offer access services using DSL technology alongside with the cable technology; there are also a small percentage of fiber-optics based operators in the Internet services sector. The main market players are PTK, IPKO and Kujtesa. Let's consider the Internet access rates in Kosovo to calculate approximate Internet expenses for voice traffic termination.
PTK is a brand of Kosovo Telecom that provides wireless Internet access services. Internet plans of this provider are limited in the amount of traffic used. Therefore, let's consider IPKO's offer. The provider offers a line called PACKAGE at fairly high speeds:
- PACKAGE 1. Speed - up to 10 Mbps, data limit - 30 GB, cost - $11.6 per month.
- PACKAGE 2. Speed - up to 20 Mbps, no data limit, cost - $17.4 per month.
- PACKAGE 3. Speed - up to 30 Mbps, no data limit, cost - $23 per month.
- PACKAGE 4. Speed - up to 60 Mbps, no data limit, cost - $34.7 per month.
A good choice for operation of gsm gateway for call termination would be PACKAGE 2 from IPKO. This is an unlimited Internet plan with a speed of up to 20 Mbps, for which you will need to pay only $17.4 per month. This is the minimum cost, while you get fast Internet and will be able to operate a large number of GSM channels to land voice traffic. If you pay for several months at a time, the Internet provider will make a discount for you.