The Cypriot mobile market is served by three mobile network operators. The two established players Cytamobile-Vodafone and MTN Cyprus were joined by a third operator, PrimeTel, in 2015 soon after the company secured mobile spectrum licences. PrimeTel had offered services as an MVNO since 2011. Following the award of LTE-suitable spectrum in the 800MHz and 2600MHz bands in June 2016, the cableco Cablenet, which also offers mobile services as an MVNO, is expected to launch commercial services over its own network later in 2017.
Operators have successfully focussed on lifting ARPU by encouraging prepaid subscribers to migrate to postpaid plans and by upgrading networks and technologies to make better use of mobile data services.
This report provides an overview of Cyprus’s mobile market, covering a range of voice and data services, regulatory developments, and technologies. It also provides a variety of key financial and operating statistics. The information contained in this report focuses predominantly on the Greek Cypriot area.
Ministry of Communications completes 800MHz and 2600MHz spectrum auction; PrimeTel, MTN and Cyta extend LTE services; Cablenet expected to launch commercial LTE services later in 2017; mobile broadband penetration reaches 34%; report update includes the regulator’s market data to June 2016, telcos’ operating data to Q4 2016, recent market developments.
Cytamobile-Vodafone, MTN Cyprus, Kibris Telecom, PrimeTel, Cablenet.
Number of pages 16
Last updated 29 Mar 2017
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