Moldova Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses 2019 -

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The Moldovan telecom market saw several years of solid growth, particularly in the fixed-line and mobile broadband sectors. However, a combination of high unemployment and economic difficulties have led to constraints on consumer spend, resulting in telecom revenue having fallen since 2016. This decline continued into 2018 though less marked, with a 0.5% fall in overall revenue in the second quarter of the year.

Moldova's aspirations to join the European Union (EU) have encouraged the government and regulator to adopt a range of measures to bring the country's telecoms sector into line with EU principles and standards. In July 2017 the Electronic Communications Act was amended to accommodate the 2009 European regulatory framework, while further amendments were adopted in December 2017.

Moldova's internet market is developing rapidly, and though the penetration rate is well below the average for many European countries there are many opportunities for further development. The market is highly competitive, with about 80 ISPs active, though Moldtelecom and Starnet between them account for most connections. The number of cable broadband subscribers is increasing steadily, though fibre is now by far the strongest sector.

The mobile market has also grown rapidly, and the sector accounts for the majority of total telecoms revenue. A triopoly of operators is dominated by Orange Moldova, while the launch of LTE services has opened up a new revenue growth opportunity centred on mobile broadband. The near comprehensive geographical reach of their mobile networks, market brand recognition and existing customer relationships will make for steady subscriber growth in coming years.

Key Developments:

  • Regulator proposes multi-spectrum auction with licenses valid to 2029;
  • Government amends 2007 Electronic Communications Act;
  • Orange Group acquires the cableco Sun Communications;
  • Orange secures additional licences in the in the 800MHz and 900MHz bands;
  • Moldcell expands the reach of LTE services;
  • Regulator suspends 3.4GHz auction after no bids offered;
  • Report update includes regulators market data to June 2018, telcos operating and financial data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Telecommunications market

3.1 Market analysis

4 Regulatory environment

4.1 Historical overview

4.2 Regulatory authority

4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation

4.4 Privatisation

4.5 Interconnection

4.6 Access

4.7 Number Portability (NP)

5 Fixed network operators

5.1 Moldtelecom

5.2 InterDnestrCom (IDC)

6 Telecommunications infrastructure

6.1 Overview of the national telecom network

6.2 International infrastructure

7 Fixed-line broadband market

7.1 Introduction and statistical overview

7.2 Broadband statistics

7.3 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023

7.4 Fixed-line broadband technologies

8 Mobile market

8.1 Market analysis

8.2 Mobile statistics

8.3 Mobile infrastructure

8.4 Mobile voice

8.5 Mobile data

8.6 Mobile broadband

8.7 Regulatory issues

8.8 M2M

8.9 Major mobile operators

8.10 Mobile content and applications

Companies Mentioned

  • Moldtelecom
  • Orange Moldova
  • Moldcell
  • IDC

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Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T. Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900