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Cyprus - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Cyprus - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

The broadband market in Cyprus is developing steadily following a few years of low growth exacerbated by economic difficulties. DSL remains the dominant access platform, with cable broadband restricted to a single operator, Cablenet. Although Cablenet's network was for long concentrated in a few key towns, under the management of its majority-owner GO the company has invested in both its fixed-line and mobile networks, and by early 2017 its cable infrastructure covered 45% of the island's premises. Fibre infrastructure in Cyprus is still comparatively in its infancy, with the incumbent telco Cyta having lacked the resources to invest in a fibre network. However, the privatisation of the company, anticipated later in 2017 after some delays, could also create a separate operator to manage networks resources and attract investors. This could in turn be a catalyst for future progress in the sector.

Alternative DSL operators have taken advantage of regulated wholesale network access, resulting in a steady fall in the incumbent's broadband market share. Growing broadband usage, supported by government policy, is also shaping Cyprus's emerging internet society and encouraging developments in e-commerce.

This report provides an overview of Cyprus's broadband and digital media markets, detailing industry developments and providing key statistics on areas including cable and DSL broadband, fibre networks and IP-delivered services such as videostreaming. Information contained in this report mainly relates to the Greek Cypriot area.

Key developments:

Estonian government to help Cyprus develop e-government functions and systems; Cablenet sees growth in broadband subscriber base, gains 22% broadband market share; government commits to all premises having access to 30Mb/s broadband by 2020; PrimeTel contracts SmartLabs for videostreaming platform; report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2016, operators' data updates to Q4 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Cyta, PrimeTel, Multichoice, Cablenet.

1. Synopsis
2. Fixed broadband market
2.1 Introduction and statistical overview
2.1.1 Market analysis
2.1.2 Broadband statistics
2.1.3 Forecasts fixed broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
2.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
2.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
2.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
3. Other fixed broadband services
3.1 Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)
4. Digital economy
4.1 E-government
4.2 E-commerce
5. Digital media
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Bundled services
5.3 Videostreaming
5.4 Cable TV
5.5 Satellite TV
5.6 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
6. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1999 - 2009
Table 2 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 - 2018
Table 3 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2003 - 2018
Table 4 Fixed broadband market share by data speed 2009 - 2015
Table 5 Broadband retail market share by operator 2009 - 2015
Table 6 Broadband subscriber market share by operator 2008 - 2016
Table 7 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers 2016; 2020; 2022
Table 8 Cable broadband subscribers 2006 - 2016
Table 9 DSL broadband subscribers 2001 - 2016
Table 10 Cable TV/broadband/IPTV market share 2008 - 2015
Table 11 Cable TV/broadband/IPTV/fixed telephony market share 2008 - 2015
Table 12 Proportion of bundled services by type 2007 - 2015
Table 13 IPTV/Cable TV market share by operator 2009 - 2016
Chart 1 Internet users and penetration rate 2005 2018
Chart 2 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2003 - 2018
Chart 3 Broadband market share by operator 2008 - 2016

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