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Greece - Digital Media and Broadband Markets - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts


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Broadband penetration in Greece is developing rapidly following the incumbent’s promotion of services and improving competition based on regulatory mandated network access. Increasing broadband uptake and deployment of faster ADSL2+ networks has in turn supported the launch of IP services such as broadband TV. Digital TV services are available via IPTV, satellite and Digital Terrestrial. An increase in internet usage by the broader population is fostering an internet society, with notable developments in the public administration (e-government) sector. Covering these topics, this report offers an insight into Greece’s broadband and digital media markets, presenting overviews of key technologies and market developments, a range of data, and broadband forecasts to 2020.

Key developments:

Cosmoline’s WiMAX licence withdrawn; economic crisis stalls national FttH project; steady rise in digital satellite subscriber base; OTE’s VDSL launch to relaunch in mid-2012; OTE re-launches VDSL; regulations ratified for in-building fibre ducts; EC presses Greece to facilitate broadband network access; six telcos negotiate for national open access FttB network; IPTV market stuck in doldrums; OTE launches new satellite TV service and plans to sell Hellas Sat; telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2012; market developments to early 2013.

Companies covered in this report include:

OTE, On Telecom, ForthNet, Wind Hellas, Hellas Online.


1. Synopsis
2. Greece’s emerging internet society
2.1 E-government
2.1.1 Infrastructure
3. Fixed broadband market
3.1 Overview
3.2 Government support
3.3 Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
3.3.1 VDSL
3.4 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks
3.5 Wireless broadband
3.5.1 WiFi
3.5.2 WiMAX
3.5.3 Satellite
3.6 Mobile broadband
4. Overview of digital media market
4.1 Digital TV
4.1.1 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
4.1.2 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
4.1.3 Broadband TV (IPTV)
4.2 Forecasts – fixed broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2013; 2020
4.2.1 Scenario 1 – stronger broadband subscriber growth
4.2.2 Scenario 2 – slower broadband subscriber growth
5. Related reports
Table 1 – Uptake of e-government services by businesses – 2004 - 2012
Table 2 – Uptake of e-government services by individuals – 2004 - 2012
Table 3 – Internet user penetration – 1999 - 2013
Table 4 – Dial-up internet subscribers – 1998 - 2012
Table 5 – Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2003 - 2013
Table 6 – Broadband market share by platform – 2007 - 2012
Table 7 – OTE retail and wholesale ADSL subscribers – 2007 - 2012
Table 8 – ForthNet broadband and LLU subscribers – 2007 - 2012
Table 9 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2013
Table 10 – Netmed Hellas pay-TV subscribers – 2009- 2012
Table 11 – Netmed Hellas pay-TV financial data – 2009- 2012
Table 12 – OTE IPTV subscribers – 2009- 2012
Table 13 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2010 - 2013; 2020
Table 14 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2010 - 2013; 2020
Chart 1 – Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2003 – 2013
Chart 2 – ForthNet broadband and LLU subscribers – 2007 – 2012
Chart 3 – Netmed Hellas pay-TV subscribers – 2009- 2012

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