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28 May, 2022

FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES INCREASINGLY POPULAR IN 2021

In 2021, the market for fixed broadband services continued to grow. Statistical data, processed by ANRCETI, show that during this period the total number of subscribers to these services increased by 6% compared to 2020 and was estimated at 762.3 thousand, the total volume of revenues obtained on this market increased by 4.1%, to a total of over 1.44 billion lei.

The increase in the total number of subscribers occurred due to the growing number of subscribers to fiber optic Internet connections (FTTx - Fiber to the premises) - by 17.5%, estimated at a total of about 610.6 thousand. However, the number of subscribers to xDSL (Digital Subscriber Line) and coaxial cable connections dropped by 24.5% and 23.2%, to 104.3 thousand and 45.4 thousand subscribers, accordingly. At the same time, the number of subscribers connected by other technologies increased by 0.8% and reached over 2 thousand. As a result of this evolution, the penetration rate of fixed broadband Internet services, per 100 inhabitants, increased by 2.1 pp. and reached 29.4%.

The majority of the subscribers to fixed broadband services - 375.7 thousand (49.3%) – use high data transfer speeds between 30 and 100 Mbps, and about 252.8 thousand (33.2%). %) - speeds over 100 Mbps. At the same time, 119.5 thousand (15.7%) of subscribers use browsing speeds and between 10 and 30 Mbps, 6 thousand (0.8%) - speeds from 2 to 10 Mbps and 8.3 thousand (1%) - speeds up to 2 Mbps.

The average monthly revenue per subscriber (ARPU) for fixed broadband services decreased by 2.8% and equaled 161.9 lei.

Following the evolution of the fixed broadband market, at the end of 2021, the providers had the following market shares, by turnover: Moldtelecom - 61.7%, StarNet Solutions - 21%, Orange Moldova - 6.2%, and the cumulative market share of the other suppliers was 11.1%.

April 14, 2022

Changed: 21/04/2022