Luxembourg - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Luxembourg makes gains in migration to fibre broadband

Overall revenue from electronic communications services in Luxembourg has increased steadily during the last few years though there remains pressure from regulatory measures on areas such as interconnection tariffs and roaming charges, as also by lower consumer use of fixed-line voice services and by the prevalence of VoIP/VoBB over traditional PSTN lines. In combination with fixed-mobile substitution, strong growth in VoIP/VoBB services has meant that Luxembourg has one of the lowest fixed-line densities in Europe.

In recent years the incumbent telco POST Telecom (formerly P&T Luxembourg) has concentrated on cloud and managed services, as well as on offering bundled packages. The company offers a 100Mb/s service nationally, while the footprint of its 1Gb/s service is making gains in line with the government’s program to provide a 1Gb/s service to all citizens by 2020, and to make Luxembourg the first fully fibred country in Europe. In early 2018 the company launched services based on G.fast technology, primarily aimed at apartment buildings.

Investment in infrastructure has been stimulated by these ambitions, though during the last two years investment in both fixed-line and mobile networks has been curtailed.

High mobile penetration has slowed subscriber growth in the mobile market since 2005, though a recent law requiring that SIM cards be registered has not an adverse effect on the number of mobile subscribers despite network operators deactivating unregistered cards.

Key developments:

  • POST Telecom intending 5G launch by 2020, launches G.fast services;
  • POST Group reports 5.6% revenue growth in 2017, reflecting the strength of its broadband and TV offerings;
  • Telenet acquires the cableco Coditel from Altice for €400 million;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data to June 2018, State Statistics Office market data updates, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

POST Luxembourg, Cegecom, Tango, Telecom Luxembourg

Table of Contents

  • Key statistics

  • Country overview

  • Telecommunications market

    • Market analysis
  • Regulatory environment

    • Historical overview
      • Legislation
    • Regulatory authorities
    • Interconnect
    • Access
    • Number Portability (NP)
    • Carrier PreSelection
  • Fixed network operators

    • Introduction
    • POST Telecom
      • Data centres
      • Cloud
    • Cegecom
    • Tango
    • Telecom Luxembourg
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • Overview of the national telecom network
    • International infrastructure
  • Fixed-line broadband market

    • Market analysis
    • Government support
    • Broadband statistics
    • Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
    • Fixed-line broadband technologies
      • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
      • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
      • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • Other fixed broadband services
      • Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
      • WLAN/Wi-Fi/WiMAX
      • Internet via satellite
  • Digital media

    • Videostreaming
  • Mobile market

    • Market analysis
    • Mobile statistics
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 5G
      • 4G (LTE)
      • 3G
      • Other infrastructure developments
    • Mobile data
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
      • Multimedia Messaging Service
    • Mobile broadband
    • Regulatory issues
      • Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
      • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Roaming
      • Bundling
      • SIM card registration
    • Major mobile operators
      • POST Telecom
      • Tango
      • Orange
    • MVNOs
    • Mobile content and applications
      • m-payments
  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Luxembourg – 2018
  • Table 2 – Capex as proportion of revenue by sector – 2011 – 2017
  • Table 3 – Telecom revenue (fixed, mobile) – 2003 – 2017
  • Table 4 – Telecom revenue by sector – 2010 – 2017
  • Table 5 – Telecom investment by sector – 2004 – 2017
  • Table 6 – Telecom revenue by operator– 2003 – 2017
  • Table 7 – Fixed-line, broadband and mobile ARPU – 2006 – 2017
  • Table 8 – Interconnection revenue – 2012 – 2017
  • Table 9 – Unbundled lines – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 10 – Annual fixed numbers ported – 2003 – 2017
  • Table 11 – Fixed-services revenue by type – 2003 – 2015
  • Table 12 – Fixed-line traffic by sector – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 13 – Altnet fixed-lines – 2004 – 2017
  • Table 14 – Altnet fixed-line market share – 2004 – 2017
  • Table 15 – POST Luxembourg telecom revenue – 2003 – 2011
  • Table 16 – POST Group financial data – 2008 – 2017
  • Table 17 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995; 1997; 1999 – 2009
  • Table 18 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 19 – PSTN/ISDN and VoBB lines in service – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 20 – PSTN lines in service – 2013 – 2017
  • Table 21 – Broadband market revenue – 2003 – 2016
  • Table 22 – Broadband subscribers and penetration – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 23 – Broadband connections by speed – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 24 – Proportion of broadband subscribers by data rate – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 25 – Broadband lines by platform – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 26 – Annual broadband subscriber growth – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 27 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 – 2009
  • Table 28 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 29 – Broadband subscribers by platform – 2001 – 2018
  • Table 30 – Market share of broadband subscribers by operator – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 31 – Broadband coverage by fixed-line technology – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 32 – Broadband coverage by mobile technology – 2012 – 2016
  • Table 33 – Superfast broadband lines by type – 2010 – 2017
  • Table 34 – Standard and superfast broadband connections – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 35 – Broadband and super-fast broadband penetration – 2011 – 2017
  • Table 36 – Forecast broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Table 37 – DOCSIS3.0 (FttLA) broadband accessible households – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 38 – Cable broadband subscribers by type – 2010 – 2017
  • Table 39 – POST Telecom DSL subscribers – 2003 – 2013
  • Table 40 –DSL subscribers – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 41 – VDSL connections – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 42 – POST Telecom VDSL connections – 2011 - 2015
  • Table 43 – VDSL accessible households – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 44 – POST Telecom broadband coverage by platform – 2012 – 2015
  • Table 45 – FttN and FttP broadband subscribers – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 46 – Fibre accessible households – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 47 – POST Telecom FttP connections – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 48 – IPTV subscribers by platform – 2015 – 2017
  • Table 49 – Historic - Mobile (SIM) subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 – 2009
  • Table 50 – Mobile (SIM) subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 51 – Mobile services revenue – 2004 – 2017
  • Table 52 – Mobile traffic by sector – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 53 – Mobile ARPU – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 54 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2007 – 2017
  • Table 55 – Prepaid and contract subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 56 – M2M subscriptions – 2010- 2018
  • Table 57 – SMS message traffic – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 58 – MMS traffic – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 59 – Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 60 – Mobile data traffic – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 61 – Mobile termination revenue – 2009 – 2017
  • Table 62 – Annual mobile numbers ported – 2006 - 2017
  • Table 63 – Roaming revenue – 2009 – 2017
  • Table 64 – Roaming out traffic – 2009 – 2017
  • Table 65 – European roaming charges – 2007 – 2016
  • Table 66 – European data roaming charges – 2012 – 2016
  • Table 67 – POST Telecom mobile coverage by platform – 2012 – 2017
  • Table 68 – POST Telecom mobile subscribers – 2004 – 2016
  • Table 69 – Tango revenue – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 70 – Tango subscribers – 2010 – 2016
  • Table 71 – Orange Luxembourg/Belgium subscribers – 2007 – 2018

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Telecom revenue by sector – 2003 – 2017
  • Chart 2 – Telecom investment by sector – 2004 – 2017
  • Chart 3 – Telecom revenue by operator– 2003 – 2017
  • Chart 4 – Fixed-services revenue – 2003 – 2015
  • Chart 5 – Fixed-line traffic by sector – 2004 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – POST Luxembourg financial data – 2008 – 2017
  • Chart 7 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 8 – PSTN/ISDN and VoBB lines in service – 2011 – 2018
  • Chart 9 – Broadband subscribers and penetration – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 10 – Broadband connections by speed – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 11 – Proportion of broadband subscribers by data rate – 2011 – 2018
  • Chart 12 – Market share of broadband subscribers by operator – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 13 – Mobile services revenue – 2004 – 2017
  • Chart 14 – Mobile traffic by sector – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 15 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2007 – 2017
  • Chart 16 – Prepaid and contract subscribers – 2005 – 2018

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Access and the local loop

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