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Cyprus - Key Statistics, Regulatory and Fixed-line Telecoms Overviews


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Despite market liberalisation Cyprus’s telecoms market continues to be dominated by the incumbent, which is still fully-owned by the government. Improved regulatory conditions, particularly in relation to network interconnection and access, has given competing operators the confidence to invest in network infrastructure, unbundle local loops and launch competing services. This report introduces the key aspects of Cyprus’s fixed-line telecoms market, outlining the regulatory environment, major players and providing relevant operational data and financial statistics on the operators as well as the market. Cyprus is a divided country with most of the information in this report concerned only with the situation in the Greek Cypriot area.

Key developments:

CyTA upgrades transmission capacity on the TE-North Cable System to 500Gb/s; PrimeTel lands HAWK submarine cable; regulator market data to June 2012; operators’ statistical data updates to June 2012, market developments to early 2013.

Companies covered in this report include:

CyTA, OTEnet, PrimeTel


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Overview of the Cypriot telecom market
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 History
5.1.1 Revised NFR
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Cyprus
5.3.1 Privatisation
5.3.2 Interconnect
5.3.3 Access
5.3.4 Number portability (NP)
5.3.5 Carrier selection and carrier preselection
6. Fixed network operators in Cyprus
6.1 CyTA
6.2 MTV
6.3 PrimeTel
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 National telecom network
7.2 International infrastructure
7.2.1 Submarine cable networks
7.2.2 Satellite networks
8. Related reports
Table 1 – Country statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – June 2012
Table 3 – Internet user statistics – June 2012
Table 4 – Broadband statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2012
Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
Table 7 – LLU and WLR lines – 2009 - 2012
Table 8 – Fixed-line domestic traffic market share – 2009 - 2012
Table 9 – Fixed-line subscriber market share – 2009 - 2012
Table 10 – CyTA financial data – 2005 - 2011
Table 11 – PrimeTel financial data – 2008 - 2012
Table 12 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 - 2011
Chart 1 – CyTA financial data – 2005 – 2011
Chart 2 – PrimeTel financial data – 2008 – 2012
Exhibit 1 – The EU regulatory framework for communications
Exhibit 2 – Access and the local loop

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