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Mobile penetration exceeds 100 percent

THE NUMBER of mobile phone SIM cards exceeded the number of Slovak inhabitants at the end of last year, according to Orange Slovensko mobile operator boss Pavol Lančarič.

According to figures from Orange, the two incumbent operators (including T-Mobile Slovensko) had around 5.2 million clients in around 400,000 pre-registered clients. Slovakia has around 5.4 million inhabitants.

Orange had 3,008,552 and T-Mobile 2.2 million active clients at the end of last year, the SITA new agency wrote, giving the former a 56-percent market share and the latter 45 percent.

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How the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is…

Offical Slovak national emblem and colours

Bratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding station

One of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.

Rce in krňačky sleighing, Turecká 2017

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

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