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Moldova - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
Moldova - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
  • SKU: PB-RK-23 | Pages: 52 | Published: Dec-16
  • Published by: Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

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Details: Executive summary
Moldovas telecom sector seeing further growth and consolidationThe Moldovan telecoms market into 2017 is expected to see a continuation of the remarkable growth experienced in recent years. This has been achieved despite high unemployment and economic difficulties which have led to constraints on consumer spend. However, many areas of the economy, as well as the telecom market, remain relatively under-developed and so there is considerable room for growth in coming years. This expectation has encouraged operators to continue to invest in all sectors except fixed-line telephony, where customer interest has waned in favour of services provided by mobile networks.
In addition, Moldovas aspirations to join the European Union (EU) have encouraged the government and regulator to adopt a range of measures to bring the countrys telecoms sector into line with EU principles and standards.
Moldovas internet market continues to develop rapidly, and with broadband penetration approaching 16% (well below the average for many European countries) there remain considerable opportunities for further development. Broadband subscriber growth has been particularly strong since 2009, with the sector dominated by two service providers - Moldtelecom and Starnet - which accounted for 87% of all connections as of September 2016 despite the presence of about 50 ISPs in the market.
The mobile market has also grown rapidly. The sector accounts for the majority of total telecoms revenue. A triopoly of operators is dominated by Orange Moldova, while the launch of 3G/HSDP networks as well as services based on LTE technology has opened up a new revenue growth opportunity centred on mobile broadband. The mobile operators are well positioned to exploit the potential of mobile data services give the lack of effective fixed-line broadband competition beyond the main cities. The near comprehensive geographical reach of their mobile networks, market brand recognition and existing customer relationships will make for steady subscriber growth in 2017.
Key developments:
Orange Group acquires the cableco Sun Communications;
Multiplex A comes on-stream with Moldovas first DTTV channels;
Regulator issues draft of 18 measures proposed for 2017;
Orange secures additional licences in the in the 800MHz and 900MHz bands;
Moldcell launches commercial LTE services following spectrum auction;
Regulator suspends 3.4GHz auction after no bids offered;
Technology neutral 15-year licences in the 800MHz, 900MHz and 1800MHz bands synchronised;
Report update includes telcos operating and financial data to Q3 2016, regulators market data to September 2016, recent market developments.Market penetration rates in Moldovas telecoms sector - 2016 (e)
Penetration of telecoms services:Penetration
Fixed-line telephony33.1%
Fixed broadband15.7%
Mobile SIM (population)123.1%
(Source: BuddeComm)
Companies mentioned in this report:Moldtelecom, Orange Moldova; Moldcell


Table of Contents:


1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Market analysis
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.4 Privatisation
5.5 Interconnection
5.6 Access
5.7 Number Portability (NP)
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Moldtelecom
6.2 InterDnestrCom (IDC)
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 Broadband statistics
8.3 Forecasts - broadband subscribers - 2016; 2018; 2021
8.4 Fixed-line broadband technologies
8.4.1 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
8.4.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
8.4.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
8.4.4 Other fixed broadband services
9. Digital media
9.1 Digital TV
9.2 Videostreaming
9.3 Cable TV
9.4 Satellite TV
9.5 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
10. Mobile market
10.1 Market analysis
10.2 Mobile statistics
10.2.1 General statistics
10.3 Mobile data
10.3.1 SMS and MMS
10.4 Mobile broadband
10.5 Regulatory issues
10.5.1 First and second GSM licences awarded
10.5.2 Third GSM licence
10.5.3 CDMA licence
10.5.4 UMTS licences
10.5.5 800MHz, 900MHz and 1800MHz
10.5.6 1900MHz and 2100MHz bands
10.5.7 4G licences
10.5.8 Limits on the number of licences
10.5.9 2.5GHz and 3.4GHz
10.5.10 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
10.6 Mobile infrastructure
10.6.1 Digital networks
10.6.2 Other infrastructure developments
10.7 Major mobile operators
10.7.1 Orange/VoxTel
10.7.2 Moldcell
10.7.3 Eventis
10.7.4 Moldtelecom
10.7.5 IDC
10.8 Mobile content and applications
10.8.1 Mobile TV
11. Related reports
Table 1 - Country statistics - Moldova - 2016 (e)
Table 2 - Telephone network statistics - 2016 (e)
Table 3 - Internet user statistics - 2016 (e)
Table 4 - Fixed broadband statistics - 2016 (e)
Table 5 - Mobile statistics - 2016 (e)
Table 6 - National telecommunications authority
Table 7 - Telecom revenue by service type - 2006 - 2016
Table 8 - Market share of telecom revenue by service type - 2013 - 2016
Table 9 - Telecom investment by service type - 2008 - 2015
Table 10 - Telecom subscribers by service type - 2007 - 2016
Table 11 - Fixed network revenue by operator - 2009 - 2016
Table 12 - Fixed line subscriber market share of revenue: Moldtelecom and altnets - 2008 - 2016
Table 13 - Fixed line subscribers by operator - 2009 - 2016
Table 14 - Fixed line subscriber market share of subscribers: Moldtelecom and altnets - 2014 - 2016
Table 15 - Fixed line ARPU - 2009 - 2016
Table 16 - Moldtelecom revenue - 2011 - 2015
Table 17 - Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2000 - 2009
Table 18 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2010 - 2017
Table 19 - International internet bandwidth - 2000 - 2015
Table 20 - Historic - Internet users, subscribers and penetration - 1999 - 2009
Table 21 - Internet users, subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2017
Table 22 - Broadband and data market revenue - 2009 - 2016
Table 23 - Broadband revenue by operator - 2011 - 2016
Table 24 - Market share of broadband revenue by operator - 2009 - 2016
Table 25 - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2004 - 2017
Table 26 - Broadband ISP market share by subscribers - 2006 - 2016
Table 27 - Broadband subscribers by access type - 2005 - 2016
Table 28 - Broadband access market share by technology - 2008 - 2016
Table 29 - Broadband penetration by technology - 2008 - 2016
Table 30 - Broadband ARPU - 2008 - 2016
Table 31 - Proportion of broadband accesses by data speed - 2012 - 2013
Table 32 - Forecast fixed broadband subscribers - 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 33 - Cable broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2016
Table 34 - DSL subscribers by operator - 2009 - 2016
Table 35 - FttX subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2016
Table 36 - Broadcasting market revenue - 2007 - 2016
Table 37 - IPTV subscribers - 2011 - 2015
Table 38 - Multichannel TV market share of revenue by operator - 2008 - 2014
Table 39 - Multichannel TV market share of subscribers by operator - 2006 - 2014
Table 40 - Total TV ARPU - 2005 - 2016
Table 41 - Multichannel TV subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2014
Table 42 - Cable TV subscribers - 2011 - 2015
Table 43 - On-net mobile traffic - 2014 - 2016
Table 44 - Mobile traffic per subscriber, by operator - 2010 - 2016
Table 45 - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2009
Table 46 - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2017
Table 47 - Mobile market revenue by operator - 2004 - 2016
Table 48 - Mobile market ARPU by operator - 2004 - 2016
Table 49 - Share of mobile revenue by service (historic) - 2007 - 2010
Table 50 - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator - 2008 - 2016
Table 51 - Mobile market share of revenue by operator - 2014 - 2016
Table 52 - Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers - 2005 - 2016
Table 53 - Mobile data traffic - 2012 - 2016
Table 54 - Total SMS and MMS messages sent - 2002 - 2016
Table 55 - Mobile broadband revenue - 2014 - 2016
Table 56 - Mobile internet subscribers - 2014 - 2016
Table 57 - Dedicated mobile broadband subscribers by operator - 2009 - 2016
Table 58 - Dedicated mobile broadband penetration - 2012 - 2016
Table 59 - Mobile broadband penetration - 2014 - 2016
Table 60 - Revenue from dedicated mobile broadband services, by operator - 2009 - 2016
Table 61 - Revenue from mobile internet services, by operator - 2012 - 2016
Table 62 - Share of dedicated mobile broadband revenue by operator - 2014 - 2016
Table 63 - Share of mobile internet subscribers by operator - 2014 - 2016
Table 64 - Share of mobile internet revenue by operator - 2009 - 2016
Table 65 - 2G population coverage by operator - 2009 - 2014
Table 66 - Overview of mobile technologies by operator - 2016
Table 67 - Historic - 3G subscribers by operator - 2009 - 2012
Table 68 - 3G population coverage by operator - 2011 - 2015
Table 69 - LTE population coverage by operator - 2012 - 2015
Table 70 - Orange Moldova subscribers - 2007 - 2016
Table 71 - Orange Moldova annualised blended ARPU - 2009 - 2013
Table 72 - Orange Moldova quarterly blended ARPU - 2012 - 2016
Table 73 - Orange Moldova mobile revenue - 2009 - 2016
Table 74 - Moldcell subscribers - 2007 - 2015
Table 75 - Moldcell revenue - 2009 - 2015
Table 76 - Moldtelecom subscribers - 2008 - 2014
Table 77 - Moldtelecom retail mobile revenue - 2007 - 2016
Chart 1 - Telecom revenue by service type - 2006 - 2016
Chart 2 - Telecom investment by service type - 2008 - 2015
Chart 3 - Telecom subscribers by service type - 2007 - 2016
Chart 4 - Fixed network revenue by operator - 2009 - 2016
Chart 5 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2005 - 2017
Chart 6 - Market share of broadband revenue by operator - 2009 - 2016
Chart 7 - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2004 - 2017
Chart 8 - Broadband ISP market share by subscribers - 2006 - 2016
Chart 9 - Broadband subscribers by access type - 2005 - 2016
Chart 10 - Broadband access market share by technology - 2008 - 2016
Chart 11 - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2003 - 2017
Chart 12 - Mobile market revenue by operator - 2004 - 2016
Chart 13 - Mobile market ARPU by operator - 2004 - 2016
Chart 14 - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator - 2008 - 2016