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Luxembourg - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

  • November 2014
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 50 pages

Telecom revenue remains stable thanks to strong broadband sector
Luxembourg has one of the smallest telecom markets in Europe, greatly supported by an influx of workers and migrants from larger neighbouring countries. Luxembourg City is also one of the political centres of the European Union, and so attracts affluent migrant employees.

Overall revenue from electronic communications services bucked the downward trend seen in many other European markets, growing slightly in 2012 with similar growth anticipated into 2014. Much of this growth is due to the strong mobile services sector while revenue from fixed-line telephony continued to fall. Steady growth is expected during the next few years at least as the Duchy's upgraded network infrastructure attracts international interest from companies seeking high-end connectivity.
Total investment in fixed-line infrastructure has also risen steadily, and is expected to continue to do so for the next five year as operators migrate from copper to FttP and FttC. Equally, there is considerable investment in mobile networks to provide mobile broadband connectivity to subscribers based on HSPA and LTE technologies, though the amount invested in 2012 fell year-on-year.

Investment has been maintained in spite of the impact of the financial crisis and by the effects of Luxembourg's general economic slump, which saw GDP fall in 2009, largely due to the knock-on effects of the poor economic performances of the Duchy's neighbouring trading partners. Nevertheless, GDP per capita, at about US$116,000, provides one of the highest disposable incomes in Europe to maintain consumer spend on telecom services.

The incumbent POST Telecom (formerly P&T Luxembourg) remains the dominant player in all market sectors, despite the telecoms market having been liberalised in 1998. Regulatory measures during the last few years have encouraged broadband competition through local loop unbundling, yet the proportion of unbundled lines remains relatively low. As yet, there are few broadband subscribers on fibre networks but this is set to change as the country migrates to FttP architecture. POST Telecom has set aside 500 million to build its NGN, an open access platform which should allow for effective competition though high wholesale access prices may need to be addressed by the regulator.

In common with most other markets, revenue from the fixed line sector has been falling steadily. Indeed since 2005 income generated by mobile telecoms has far exceeded that from of fixed lines, while revenue from the broadband sector has propped up total revenue.

High mobile penetration has slowed subscriber growth in the mobile market since 2005. Partly as a result of fixed-mobile substitution, Luxembourg has one of the lowest fixed-line densities in Europe, at about 50%. As a consequence, revenue from the fixed line sector has been falling steadily as consumers migrate to mobile-only solutions. In 2005 income generated by mobile telecommunications exceeded those of fixed lines for the first time.
Luxembourg key penetration of telecom services 2014 (e)
Sector | Penetration
Fixed-line |
Broadband | 33.2%
Mobile (SIM): | 165%
(Source: BuddeComm)
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.

This report covers trends and developments in Luxembourg's telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors. Subjects include:
Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
Facts, figures and statistics;
Industry and regulatory issues;
Infrastructure;
Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers; ARPU;
Internet, VoIP, IPTV;
Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
Broadband (FttP, DSL, cable TV, wireless);
Convergence and Digital Media;
Broadband market forecasts for selective years to 2020.


Key developments:
POST Telecom reported stable revenue in 2013, reflecting the strength of its broadband and TV offerings; telecom regulator taken to court by the EC for failing to review the wholesale and retail markets; Tango and Vodafone extend co-operation agreement to 2017; Includes telcos' financial and operating data to Q3 2014, regulator's market data for 2013, recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:
POST Luxembourg, Cegecom, Tango, Telecom Luxembourg

Table Of Contents

Luxembourg - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts
1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of Luxembourg's telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 History
4.1.1 Legislation
4.1.2 EU regulatory framework
4.2 Regulatory authorities
4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Luxembourg
4.3.1 Interconnect
4.3.2 Access
4.3.3 Number Portability (NP)
4.3.4 Carrier PreSelection
5. Fixed network operators in Luxembourg
5.1 POST Telecom
5.1.1 Data centres
5.1.2 Cloud
5.2 Cegecom
5.3 Tango
5.4 Telecom Luxembourg
5.5 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.2 International network
7. Broadband market
7.1 Overview
7.1.1 Government support
7.1.2 Broadband statistics
7.2 Cable modems
7.3 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
7.3.1 DSL vectoring
7.4 Fibre
7.5 Wireless broadband
7.5.1 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
7.5.2 WLAN/WiFi/WiMAX
7.5.3 Mobile broadband
7.6 Internet via satellite
8. Digital media
8.1 Overview of digital media
8.2 Bundling
8.3 Digital TV (DTV)
8.3.1 TV-over-DSL (IPTV)
8.3.2 Cable TV (CATV)
8.3.3 Satellite TV
8.3.4 RTL Group
8.3.5 SES Astra
9. Mobile communications
9.1 Overview of Luxembourg's mobile market
9.1.1 Mobile statistics
9.2 Regulatory issues
9.2.1 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
9.2.2 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
9.2.3 Mobile Number Portability
9.2.4 Roaming
9.2.5 Bundling
9.3 Mobile technologies
9.3.1 Digital
9.3.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
9.3.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
9.4 Major mobile operators
9.4.1 POST Telecom
9.4.2 Tango
9.4.3 Orange
9.4.4 MVNOs
9.5 Prepaid
9.6 Mobile data services
9.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
9.6.2 Multimedia Messaging Service
9.6.3 Mobile TV
9.6.4 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
9.6.5 Mobile payments
10. Forecasts
10.1 Broadband forecasts 2007 - 2012; 2020
10.1.1 Scenario 1 higher broadband subscriber growth
10.1.2 Scenario 2 lower broadband subscriber growth
10.2 Notes on scenario forecasts
11. Related reports
Telecom revenue remains stable thanks to strong broadband sector
Table 1 Country statistics Luxembourg 2014 (e)
Table 2 Telecom revenue and investment statistics 2013
Table 3 Telephone network statistics 2014 (e)
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2014 (e)
Table 5 Broadband statistics 2014 (e)
Table 6 Mobile statistics 2014 (e)
Table 7 National telecommunications authorities
Table 8 Telecom revenue (fixed, mobile) 2003 - 2013
Table 9 Telecom revenue by sector 2010 - 2013
Table 10 Telecom investment by sector 2004 - 2013
Table 11 Telecom revenue by operator 2003 - 2013
Table 12 Fixed-line, broadband and mobile ARPU 2010 - 2013
Table 13 Interconnection revenue 2012 - 2013
Table 14 Unbundled lines 2004 - 2013
Table 15 Annual fixed numbers ported 2003 - 2013
Table 16 Preselection lines 2008 - 2009
Table 17 Call by Call and CPS revenue 2012 - 2013
Table 18 Fixed-services revenue by type 2003 - 2013
Table 19 Fixed-line traffic by sector 2004 - 2013
Table 20 Altnet fixed-lines 2004 - 2013
Table 21 Altnet fixed-line market share 2004 - 2013
Table 22 POST Luxembourg telecom revenue 2003 - 2011
Table 23 POST Group financial data 2008 - 2013
Table 24 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2004
Table 25 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 - 2014
Table 26 PSTN and VoBB lines in service 2012 - 2013
Table 27 Broadband market revenue 2003 - 2014
Table 28 Broadband subscribers and penetration 2008 - 2014
Table 29 Broadband subscriber market share by operator 2010 - 2013
Table 30 Broadband subscriber growth by year 2004 - 2014
Table 31 Superfast broadband lines 2011 - 2013
Table 32 Broadband coverage by technology 2012 - 2013
Table 33 Proportion of broadband subscribers by data rate 2011 - 2013
Table 34 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1995 - 2004
Table 35 Internet users and penetration rate 1995 - 2014
Table 36 Broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2001 - 2014
Table 37 Market share of broadband subscribers by operator 2006 - 2013
Table 38 Cable broadband subscribers by type 2010 - 2014
Table 39 POST Telecom DSL subscribers 2004 - 2013
Table 40 DSL subscribers 2010 - 2014
Table 41 FttN and FttP broadband subscribers 2010 - 2013
Table 42 Mobile broadband subscribers 2010 - 2013
Table 43 TV subscribers 2011 - 2012
Table 44 TV subscription revenue 2012 - 2012
Table 45 Bundled services subscribers by type 2011 - 2013
Table 46 IPTV subscribers 2011 - 2013
Table 47 Historic - Mobile (SIM) subscribers and penetration rate 1999 - 2004
Table 48 Mobile (SIM) subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2015
Table 49 M2M subscriptions 2010- 2013
Table 50 Mobile services revenue 2004 - 2013
Table 51 Mobile traffic by sector 2005 - 2013
Table 52 Mobile revenue by sector 2009 - 2012
Table 53 Mobile ARPU 2005 - 2013
Table 54 Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2007 - 2013
Table 55 Mobile data traffic 2009 - 2013
Table 56 Annual mobile numbers ported 2006 - 2013
Table 57 Roaming revenue 2012 - 2013
Table 58 Tango revenue 2009 - 2014
Table 59 Tango subscribers 2010 - 2014
Table 60 Orange subscribers 2007 - 2014
Table 61 Prepaid and contract subscribers 2007 - 2010
Table 62 SMS message traffic 2004 - 2014
Table 63 MMS traffic 2011 - 2014
Table 64 Forecast broadband subscribers higher market growth scenario 2013; 2015; 2020
Table 65 Forecast broadband subscribers lower market growth scenario 2013; 2015; 2020
Chart 1 Telecom revenue by sector 2003 2013
Chart 2 Telecom investment by sector 2004 2013
Chart 3 Telecom revenue by operator 2003 2013
Chart 4 Fixed-services revenue 2003 2013
Chart 5 Fixed-line traffic by sector 2004 2013
Chart 6 POST Luxembourg financial data 2008 2013
Chart 7 Mobile services revenue 2004 2013
Chart 8 Mobile traffic by sector 2005 2013
Exhibit 1 EU The New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
Exhibit 2 Access and the local loop
Exhibit 3 Overview of digital media

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