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Cyprus - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Cyprus - Fixed Broadband Market - 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 company in mid-2018 announced a significant ten-year NGN investment program which includes extending an FttP service to about 200,000 premises. The sale of Cyta to Vodafone Greece in July 2018 may also be a catalyst for further investment in coming years.

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:

Cyta launches FttP services;
Cablenet sees growth in broadband subscriber base, gains 22% broadband market share;
Estonian government to help Cyprus develop e-government functions and systems;
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 December 2017, operators' data updates, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Cyta, PrimeTel, Multichoice, Cablenet.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Broadband statistics
2.3 Forecasts fixed broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
2.4 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
2.5 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
2.6 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 Videostreaming
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 - 2017
Table 5 Historic - Broadband retail market share by operator 2009 - 2015
Table 6 Broadband subscriber market share by operator 2008 - 2017
Table 7 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 8 Cable broadband subscribers 2006 - 2018
Table 9 DSL broadband subscribers 2001 - 2018
Table 10 IPTV/Cable TV market share by operator 2009 - 2017
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 - 2017

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