The broadband market in Cyprus remains undeveloped by the standards of leading European countries. DSL is the most popular access platform, with cable broadband restricted to a single operator with a network concentrated in a few key towns. Ongoing investment in DOCSIS3.0 technology may encourage churn from DSL networks in the cable footprint areas, given the relatively slow speed of current DSL options.
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 shaping Cyprus’s emerging internet society.
The broadcasting market has also evolved through the increased availability of pay-TV and IPTV services. This report provides a concise overview of Cyprus’s broadband and broadcasting market, detailing industry developments, key statistics and scenario-based fixed broadband market forecasts to 2020. The information contained in this report relates to the Greek Cypriot area.
PrimeTel contracts SmartLabs for IPTV delivery platform, regulator market data to June 2012; operators’ statistical updates to September 2012; market developments to early 2013.
Companies covered in this report include:
CyTA. PrimeTel, Multichoice.