Statistic al data on the evolution of the fixed voice market in the third quarter of this year, aggregated by the National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI), show that the number of subscribers, voice traffic and sales volume on this market continued its downward trend . The number of subscribers decreased, compared to the end of 2020, by 2.2%) and was estimated at over 1 million, the total volume of voice traffic in fixed networks decreased, compared to the same period of last year, by 17.1 % and totaled over 220 million minutes, whereas the total volume of revenues decreased by 13.3% and was estimated at 79.8 million lei.
According to the data submitted to ANRCETI by the fixed voice service providers, the subscriber base of Moldtelecom decreased by 2.3%, their number reaching 898.7 thousand, and the subscriber base of the alternative fixed voice providers decreased by 0.9% to about 107 thousand. As a result of this evolution, the penetration rate of fixed voice services, per 100 inhabitants, decreased by 0.2 percentage points and reached 38.7%.
The decrease in the volume of voice traffic in fixed voice networks was reported for all types of traffic. The traffic initiated to the international networks decreased by 26.7%, the traffic to other fixed networks decreased by 14.5%, and the traffic to the mobile networks - by 5.8%. As a result, the average monthly voice traffic per subscriber (MoU) decreased by 17.4% to 107 minutes (1 hour and 47 minutes).
During the reporting period, the average monthly revenue per user (ARPU) decreased by 9.7% and equaled 26.4 lei. Moldtelecom reported ARPU of 27.6 lei (down by 9.4%), and alternative suppliers - an ARPU of 16.4 lei (down by 13%).
According to the statistical data on the evolution of the fixed voice market in the third quarter of 2021, the market share of Moldtelecom”, by revenues, was estimated at 93.4%.
December 7, 2021