Access to fixed broadband internet services in Moldova rose by 7.6% in 2019 to reach 670,500, according to figures released by the National Agency for Regulation in Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI).
The number of fibre optic connections (FTTx) was up by 14.7% to 452,300, while coaxial cable connections increased by 20.6% to reach 53,500. At the same time, the number of subscribers using xDSL connections was down by 10.5% to about 163,000.
According to the same data, the number of subscribers who opted for high-speed connections over 100 Mbps increased by 64.4%, accounting for about 103,000, and speeds between 30 and 100 Mbps were up 9.2% to just over 370,000, while lower speed options declined.
Statistical data presented by ANRCETI covering the 97 active providers on the market of fixed broadband Internet access services show that sales in the market increased by 5.7% compared to 2018, totalling 1.36 billion lei. The biggest increase (56.3%) was registered by Orange Moldova.
The average market shares of the largest providers of fixed broadband Internet access services, according to the revenues registered in 2019, were the following: Moldtelecom 62.6%, StarNet 21.5%, Orange Moldova 5.6%. The average market share of the other suppliers was 10.3%.