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Albania - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
Albania - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
  • SKU: PB-RK-45 | Pages: 39 | Published: Feb-17
  • Published by: Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

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Details: Executive summary
Albanian telecom sector continues shift from fixed to mobile commsAlbanias telecom market is consistent with developments elsewhere in the region, with fixed-line telephony penetration declining as subscribers migrate to mobile solutions and with ongoing government efforts to improve broadband availability and access conditions. The countrys small economy is highly dependent on the neighbouring trading partners Italy and Greece. The former still struggles to develop growth while the latter faces yet more austerity as part of the acceptance of another bail out from international lenders.
This has a marked impact on Albanias telecom sector, with revenue growth in continuing decline as customers reduce discretionary spend. Yet penetration in the fixed-line and broadband sectors remains very low by European standards, and so there are opportunities for further investment in networks upgrades to help propel the countrys economic growth through digital offerings and IP-based technologies and services. While such investment in fixed-line infrastructure should be encouraged by the regulator (through access regulations) and the government (through investments), in the short term consumers will continue to prefer mobile networks for voice and data services, and as a result the mobile sector will be the focus for future growth in the market overall.
The country has long sought accession to the European Union (EU) which has benefited its telecoms sector through closer scrutiny of its regulatory regime and through the injection of funding to help modernise infrastructure. Albania signed a Stabilisation and Association Agreement with the EU, which came into force in mid-2009. As part of the EU pre-accession process, Albania has received financial aid to build public institutions and improve cross-border co-operation under the EUs Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance funding mechanism. Since June 2014 Albania has been recognised as an official candidate for accession to the EU.
Key developments:
Plus Communications and Albtelecom secure 2600MHz spectrum licenses; Albtelecoms share of the broadband market continues to be squeezed by competitors; report update includes the regulators market data to September 2016, operator data to Q4 2016, recent market developments.
Market penetration rates in Albanias telecoms sector - 2016 (e)
Penetration of telecoms services:Penetration
Fixed-line telephony6%
Fixed broadband9.4%
Mobile SIM (population)111%
(Source: BuddeComm)
Companies mentioned in this report:Vodafone Albania, Albtelecom (Eagle Mobile), Telekom Albania (AMC), Cosmote, Turk Telecom, Primo Communications.


Table of Contents:


1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Overview of Albanias telecom market
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.3.1 Privatisation
5.3.2 Interconnection
5.3.3 Number Portability (NP)
5.3.4 Universal Service Obligation (USO)
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Albtelecom
6.2 Albania Online/Albanian Fibre Backbone (AFB)/Primo
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.2 International infrastructure
8. Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
8.2 Internet society developments
8.3 Albanian National Broadband Network
8.4 Broadband statistics
8.5 Forecasts - fixed broadband subscribers - 2016; 2018; 2021
8.6 Notes on scenario forecasts
8.7 Fixed-line broadband technologies
8.7.1 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
8.7.2 HFC networks
8.7.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
8.7.4 Other fixed broadband services
9. Digital media
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Cable TV (CATV)
9.3 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
9.4 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
9.5 Videostreaming
9.6 Bundled services
10. Mobile market
10.1 Market analysis
10.2 Mobile statistics
10.3 Mobile data
10.3.1 Short Message Service (SMS)/Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
10.4 Mobile broadband
10.5 Regulatory issues
10.5.1 Second digital mobile licence
10.5.2 Third digital mobile licence
10.5.3 Fourth digital mobile licence
10.5.4 3G/UMTS licences
10.5.5 Licences - 2015
10.5.6 Licences - 2016
10.5.7 Significant Market Power (SMP)
10.5.8 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
10.5.9 Retail tariff regulation
10.5.10 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
10.6 Mobile infrastructure
10.6.1 Other infrastructure developments
10.7 Major mobile operators
10.7.1 Telekom Albania (Albanian Mobile Communications)
10.7.2 Vodafone Albania
10.7.3 Albtelecom (Eagle Mobile)
10.7.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
10.8 Mobile content and applications
10.8.1 Mobile TV
11. Related reports
Table 1 - Country statistics Albania - 2016 (e)
Table 2 - Telephone network statistics - 2016 (e)
Table 3 - Internet user statistics - 2016 (e)
Table 4 - Fixed-line broadband subscriber statistics - 2016 (e)
Table 5 - Mobile statistics - 2016 (e)
Table 6 - National telecommunications authority
Table 7 - Telecom market revenue - 2009 - 2014
Table 8 - Telecom market share of revenue by operator- 2010 - 2014
Table 9 - Revenue by operator- 2008 - 2012
Table 10 - Telecom investment by sector- 2010 - 2012
Table 11 - Fixed-line number portings - 2013 - 2015
Table 12 - Fixed-line telephony market share by operator - 2014 - 2016
Table 13 - Historic - Fixed lines in service and penetration - 1999 - 2009
Table 14 - Fixed lines in service and penetration - 2010 - 2017
Table 15 - Historic - Fixed lines in service (Albtelecom and altnets) - 1999 - 2009
Table 16 - Fixed lines in service (Albtelecom and altnets) - 2010 - 20156
Table 17 - Fixed lines in service by minor operator - 2010 - 2016
Table 18 - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2007 - 2017
Table 19 - Internet users, subscribers and penetration rates - 2000 - 2018
Table 20 - Fixed-broadband market share by operator - 2010 - 2016
Table 21 - Fixed-broadband market share by operator - 2010 - 2016
Table 22 - Forecast fixed broadband subscribers -2016 ; 2018; 2021
Table 23 - DSL broadband subscribers - 2008 - 2016
Table 24 - Cable modem broadband subscribers - 2008 - 2016
Table 25 - FttP broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2016
Table 26 - Mobile AMPU and ARPU - 2010 - 2014
Table 27 - Vodafone prepaid subscribers - 2005 - 2016
Table 28 - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1999 - 2009
Table 29 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2010 - 2017
Table 30 - Mobile SIM cards by operator - 2003 - 2016
Table 31 - Mobile subscriber market share of SIM cards by operator - 2009 - 2016
Table 32 - Active mobile SIM cards by operator - 2010 - 2016
Table 33 - Mobile revenue by operator - 2003 - 2015
Table 34 - Total mobile traffic - 2012 - 2015
Table 35 - Average use of mobile services, active users - 2011 - 2015
Table 36 - Total SMS messages sent - 2002 - 2013
Table 37 - Total MMS messages sent - 2010 - 2012
Table 38 - Mobile subscribers by type (3G, USB) - 2013 - 2016
Table 39 - Mobile internet subscribers by operator via 3G handsets - 2011 - 2016
Table 40 - Mobile internet subscribers by operator via USB/modem - 2011 - 2016
Table 41 - Active mobile broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2015
Table 42 - AMC MTRs - 2005 - 2016
Table 43 - MTRs - 2013 - 2016
Table 44 - SMS termination tariffs - 2005 - 2011
Table 45 - Mobile number portings - 2011 - 2015
Table 46 - Telekom Albania financial data - 2005 - 2014
Table 47 - Telekom Albania mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2016
Table 48 - Vodafone Albania subscribers - 2008 - 2016
Table 49 -Albtelecom subscribers - 2014 - 2016
Chart 1 - Fixed lines in service and penetration - 2010 - 2017
Chart 2 - Fixed lines in service by operator - 2005 - 2016
Chart 3 - Internet users, subscribers and penetration rates - 2005 - 2018
Chart 4 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2017
Chart 5 - Mobile SIM cards by operator - 2003 - 2016
Chart 6 - Mobile revenue by operator - 2003 - 2015