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Cyprus - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Despite the liberalisation of Cyprus's telecom sector, the market overall continues to be dominated by the incumbent, Cyta, which is still fully-owned by the state though the government continues to press for a sale of a minority stake in a bid to arrest the continuing decline in the operator's market share. As such, these plans (which form part of the 2019 budget) have rekindled schemes to privatise Cyta dating to 2013 as part of a wider financial bailout package.

Improved regulatory conditions, particularly in relation to network interconnection and access, has given competing operators the confidence to invest in network infrastructure, to make use of unbundled local loops and to launch competing services.

The broadband market continues to develop steadily, providing the country with one of the highest broadband penetration rates in the region. 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 its cable infrastructure now covers about 53% of premises. Fibre infrastructure in Cyprus is still in its infancy, though Cyta since mid-2018 has embarked on a significant ten-year NGN investment program which includes extending an FttP service to about 200,000 premises.

The Cypriot mobile market is served by four mobile network operators. Cyta has offered mobile services under the Cytamobile-Vodafone brand since 2004 following a partner agreement with Vodafone Group, while MTN Cyprus was once part of the international MTN Group before being acquired by Monaco Telecom in mid-2018. PrimeTel added market competition after launching services in 2015 soon after the company secured mobile spectrum licences (it had offered services as an MVNO since 2011). The cableco Cablenet, which also offered mobile services as an MVNO, launched services over its own network in mid-2017.

This report introduces the key aspects of Cyprus's telecoms market, outlining the regulatory environment and providing updated operational and financial data on the major operators. The report also reviews the mobile voice and data segments, also covering regulatory and technology developments. In addition, the report assesses the broadband and e-commerce markets.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key developments:

Cyta expands FttP services;

MTN signs vendor agreement with Huawei to develop 5G;

Ministry of Communications completes 800MHz and 2600MHz spectrum auction;

PrimeTel, MTN and Cyta extend LTE services

Cablenet sees 6.6% growth in broadband subscriber base in 2018;

Estonia helping Cyprus develop e-government functions and systems;

Government commits to all premises having access to 30Mb/s broadband by 2020;

Cytas USO obligations extended;

Cyta upgrades transmission capacity on the TE-North Cable System to 500Gb/s;

Report update includes the regulators market data to June 2018, operators data updates to Q4 2018, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments

Companies mentioned in this report:

Cyta, PrimeTel, Multichoice, Cablenet, Cytamobile-Vodafone, MTN Cyprus, Kibris Telecom

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Table Of Content

Scope

1 Key statistics

2 COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

2.1 Economic considerations and responses

2.2 Mobile devices

2.3 Subscribers

2.4 Infrastructure

3 Telecommunications market

4 Regulatory environment

4.1 Historical overview

4.2 Regulatory authority

4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation

4.4 Privatisation

4.5 Interconnect

4.6 Access

4.7 Number Portability (NP)

4.8 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)

5 Fixed network operators

5.1 Cyta

5.2 MTN Cyprus

5.3 PrimeTel

6 Telecommunications infrastructure

6.1 National telecom network

6.2 International infrastructure

7 Broadband market

7.1 Introduction and statistical overview

7.2 Other fixed broadband services

8 Digital economy

8.1 E-government

8.2 E-commerce

9 Digital media

9.1 Videostreaming

10 Mobile communications

10.1 Market analysis

10.2 Mobile statistics

10.3 Regulatory issues

10.4 Mobile infrastructure

10.5 Major mobile operators

11 Glossary of abbreviations

12 Related reports

Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Cyprus 2018 (e)

Table 2 Telecom revenue by service 2006 2015

Table 3 LLU and WLR lines 2009 2018

Table 4 Fixed number portings 2008 2014

Table 5 Historic-Fixed-line domestic traffic market share 2009 2014

Table 6 Fixed-line subscriber market share by operator 2009 2018

Table 7 Cyta financial data 2005 2017

Table 8 PrimeTel financial data 2008 2017

Table 9 PrimeTel revenue by sector 2013 2016

Table 10 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 2018

Table 11 PSTN lines 2011 2018

Table 12 International bandwidth 2000 2016

Table 13 Historic-Internet users and penetration rate 1999 2009

Table 14 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 2018

Table 15 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2003 2018

Table 16 Fixed broadband market share by data speed 2009 2018

Table 17 Historic-Broadband retail market share by operator 2009 2015

Table 18 Broadband subscriber market share by operator 2008 2018

Table 19 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023

Table 20 Cablenet revenue 2016 2018

Table 21 Cablenet broadband subscribers 2006 2018

Table 22 DSL broadband subscribers 2001 2018

Table 23 Broadband/IPTV/Cable TV market share by operator 2009 2018

Table 24 Historic-Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995 2009

Table 25 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 2018

Table 26 Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2005 2018

Table 27 Prepaid and contract subscribers 2005 2018

Table 28 Ratio of prepaid to contract subscribers 2005 2018

Table 29 Total SMS messages sent 2006 2018

Table 30 Active mobile broadband subscribers 2010 2018

Table 31 Mobile broadband market share by operator (no specific data plan) 2012 2018

Table 32 Mobile broadband market share by operator (data-only plans) 2018

Table 33 Mobile number portings 2008 2016

Table 34 MTN Cyprus mobile subscribers 2007 2018

Table 35 MTN Cyprus revenue 2015 2018

Chart 1 Fixed-line subscriber market share 2009 2018

Chart 2 PrimeTel financial data 2008 2017

Chart 3 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 2018

Chart 4 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2003 2018

Chart 5 Fixed broadband market share by data speed 2009 2018

Chart 6 Broadband market share by operator 2008 2018

Chart 7 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2001 2018

Chart 8 Prepaid and contract subscribers 2005 2018

Chart 9 Ratio of prepaid to contract subscribers 2005 2018

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Despite the liberalisation of Cyprus's telecom sector, the market overall continues to be dominated by the incumbent, Cyta, which is still fully-owned by the state though the government continues to press for a sale of a minority stake in a bid to arrest the continuing decline in the operator's market share. As such, these plans (which form part of the 2019 budget) have rekindled schemes to privatise Cyta dating to 2013 as part of a wider financial bailout package.

Improved regulatory conditions, particularly in relation to network interconnection and access, has given competing operators the confidence to invest in network infrastructure, to make use of unbundled local loops and to launch competing services.

The broadband market continues to develop steadily, providing the country with one of the highest broadband penetration rates in the region. 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 its cable infrastructure now covers about 53% of premises. Fibre infrastructure in Cyprus is still in its infancy, though Cyta since mid-2018 has embarked on a significant ten-year NGN investment program which includes extending an FttP service to about 200,000 premises.

The Cypriot mobile market is served by four mobile network operators. Cyta has offered mobile services under the Cytamobile-Vodafone brand since 2004 following a partner agreement with Vodafone Group, while MTN Cyprus was once part of the international MTN Group before being acquired by Monaco Telecom in mid-2018. PrimeTel added market competition after launching services in 2015 soon after the company secured mobile spectrum licences (it had offered services as an MVNO since 2011). The cableco Cablenet, which also offered mobile services as an MVNO, launched services over its own network in mid-2017.

This report introduces the key aspects of Cyprus's telecoms market, outlining the regulatory environment and providing updated operational and financial data on the major operators. The report also reviews the mobile voice and data segments, also covering regulatory and technology developments. In addition, the report assesses the broadband and e-commerce markets.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key developments:

Cyta expands FttP services;

MTN signs vendor agreement with Huawei to develop 5G;

Ministry of Communications completes 800MHz and 2600MHz spectrum auction;

PrimeTel, MTN and Cyta extend LTE services

Cablenet sees 6.6% growth in broadband subscriber base in 2018;

Estonia helping Cyprus develop e-government functions and systems;

Government commits to all premises having access to 30Mb/s broadband by 2020;

Cytas USO obligations extended;

Cyta upgrades transmission capacity on the TE-North Cable System to 500Gb/s;

Report update includes the regulators market data to June 2018, operators data updates to Q4 2018, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments

Companies mentioned in this report:

Cyta, PrimeTel, Multichoice, Cablenet, Cytamobile-Vodafone, MTN Cyprus, Kibris Telecom

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Scope

1 Key statistics

2 COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

2.1 Economic considerations and responses

2.2 Mobile devices

2.3 Subscribers

2.4 Infrastructure

3 Telecommunications market

4 Regulatory environment

4.1 Historical overview

4.2 Regulatory authority

4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation

4.4 Privatisation

4.5 Interconnect

4.6 Access

4.7 Number Portability (NP)

4.8 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)

5 Fixed network operators

5.1 Cyta

5.2 MTN Cyprus

5.3 PrimeTel

6 Telecommunications infrastructure

6.1 National telecom network

6.2 International infrastructure

7 Broadband market

7.1 Introduction and statistical overview

7.2 Other fixed broadband services

8 Digital economy

8.1 E-government

8.2 E-commerce

9 Digital media

9.1 Videostreaming

10 Mobile communications

10.1 Market analysis

10.2 Mobile statistics

10.3 Regulatory issues

10.4 Mobile infrastructure

10.5 Major mobile operators

11 Glossary of abbreviations

12 Related reports

Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Cyprus 2018 (e)

Table 2 Telecom revenue by service 2006 2015

Table 3 LLU and WLR lines 2009 2018

Table 4 Fixed number portings 2008 2014

Table 5 Historic-Fixed-line domestic traffic market share 2009 2014

Table 6 Fixed-line subscriber market share by operator 2009 2018

Table 7 Cyta financial data 2005 2017

Table 8 PrimeTel financial data 2008 2017

Table 9 PrimeTel revenue by sector 2013 2016

Table 10 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 2018

Table 11 PSTN lines 2011 2018

Table 12 International bandwidth 2000 2016

Table 13 Historic-Internet users and penetration rate 1999 2009

Table 14 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 2018

Table 15 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2003 2018

Table 16 Fixed broadband market share by data speed 2009 2018

Table 17 Historic-Broadband retail market share by operator 2009 2015

Table 18 Broadband subscriber market share by operator 2008 2018

Table 19 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023

Table 20 Cablenet revenue 2016 2018

Table 21 Cablenet broadband subscribers 2006 2018

Table 22 DSL broadband subscribers 2001 2018

Table 23 Broadband/IPTV/Cable TV market share by operator 2009 2018

Table 24 Historic-Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995 2009

Table 25 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 2018

Table 26 Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2005 2018

Table 27 Prepaid and contract subscribers 2005 2018

Table 28 Ratio of prepaid to contract subscribers 2005 2018

Table 29 Total SMS messages sent 2006 2018

Table 30 Active mobile broadband subscribers 2010 2018

Table 31 Mobile broadband market share by operator (no specific data plan) 2012 2018

Table 32 Mobile broadband market share by operator (data-only plans) 2018

Table 33 Mobile number portings 2008 2016

Table 34 MTN Cyprus mobile subscribers 2007 2018

Table 35 MTN Cyprus revenue 2015 2018

Chart 1 Fixed-line subscriber market share 2009 2018

Chart 2 PrimeTel financial data 2008 2017

Chart 3 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 2018

Chart 4 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2003 2018

Chart 5 Fixed broadband market share by data speed 2009 2018

Chart 6 Broadband market share by operator 2008 2018

Chart 7 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2001 2018

Chart 8 Prepaid and contract subscribers 2005 2018

Chart 9 Ratio of prepaid to contract subscribers 2005 2018

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paul budde communication, buddecomm, telecomunications research, country profile, Broadband Fixed, Broadcasting, Companies (Major Players), Digital Media, Internet, Mobile & Wireless Broadband and Media, Mobile Communications (voice and infrastructure), Regulations & Government Policies, Telecoms Infrastructure, Cyprus, Europe


Companies

Cyta, PrimeTel, Multichoice, Cablenet, Cytamobile-Vodafone, MTN Cyprus, Kibris Telecom