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28 July, 2021

FIXED BROADBAND MARKET GREW IN FIRST QTR. 2020

Statistical data on the evolution of the fixed broadband market, processed by the National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI), show that in the timeframe January-March 2020, the total number of subscribers to these services increased compared to end of 2019, by 1.2% and was estimated at 678.4 thousand. The total volume of revenues in this sector increased, compared to the first quarter of 2019, by 2.4% and totaled 341.4 million lei.

The increase in the total number of subscribers was driven by the 3.5% increase in the number of users choosing coaxial cable connections – it reached over 56 thousand and those who preferred fiber connections (FTTx), which increased by 1.8% and totaled over 460 thousand. The same data show that the number of subscribers connected via xDSL technology dropped by 1.5% and reached 160.6 thousand, and subscribers connected via other technologies decreased by (0.6%) and equaled to 1.7%. thousand.

The fixed broadband penetration rate per 100 inhabitants increased by 0.3 pp. and showed 25.3%. The average monthly revenue per user (ARPU) decreased by 4.6% compared to the first quarter of the previous year and was estimated at 168.7 lei.

So, as a result of this development, at the end of the first qtr. of 2020, the providers had eld the following market shares by turnover: Moldtelecom - 62%, StarNet Soluții - 21%, Orange Moldova - 7%, while the cumulative market share of the other suppliers was 10%.

June 24, 2020

Changed: 9/07/2020