In the 3rd qtr. of this year, the number of fixed broadband subscribers increased, compared to the end of 2021, by 3.5% and reached about 789 thousand. The share of subscribers according to type of connections were as follows: fiber connections (FTTx) - 85.2%, - xDSL connections - 11.4%, coaxial cable - 3.1%, other technologies - 0.3%. These are the statistical data on the evolution of the fixed broadband market during the 3rd quarter of 2002, aggregated by the National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI).
According to the data, the most significant increase of fixed broadband connections, by data transfer speeds, were reported as regards connections with speeds over 100 Mbps. The number of users who applied for this type of connections increased by 23.2% and reached 311.3 thousand. At the same time, the number of users who contracted 30-100 Mbps connections decreased by 4.3% and summed up 359.7 thousand, the number of users who contracted 10 Mbps to 30 Mbps connections decreased by 10.6%, up to 106.8 thousand, the number of those who used connections with speeds between 2 Mbps and 10 Mbps decreased by 7.8%, totaling 5.6 thousand, and the number of those who used connections with speeds of up to 2 Mbps decreased by 32.7% and made up 5.6 thousand.
The same data show that the number of users connected to the network via fiber increased by 10.1% and was estimated at 672.1 thousand. At the same time, the number of those connected via xDSL technologies decreased by 13.3% to a total of over 90.4 thousand. The number of users connected to the network via coaxial cable decreased by 46.6% and totaled 24.2 thousand, and of those connected by other technologies decreased by 10.1% and made up 2.3 thousand. Following this development, the penetration rate of fixed broadband services, reported per 100 households, increased by 2.9 percentage points and reached 69.7%.
The revenues from fixed broadband services increased, compared to the similar period of 2021, by 2.5% and were estimated at over 371.6 million lei. At the same time, the average monthly revenue per user (ARPU) for these services decreased by 2.4% and equaled 157.8 lei.
The market shares of the largest fixed broadband service providers, by revenues, were as follows: Moldtelecom – 58.5%, Starnet Solutii – 21.8% and Orange Moldova – 7.5%, and the cumulative share of the other providers was 12.2%.
December 15, 2022