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

Synopsis

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.

Table of Contents

  • 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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