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Cyprus - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

  • February 2016
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 13 pages

Despite the liberalisation of Cyprus's telecom sector, the market overall continues to be dominated by the incumbent, Cyta, which is still fully-owned by the state. The government has rekindled plans to privatise Cyta as part of a wider financial bailout package. The process is expected to be completed sometime in 2016, with legislation to this effect having been before parliament in December 2015. Improved regulatory conditions, particularly in relation to network interconnection and access, has given competing operators the confidence to invest in network infrastructure, unbundle local loops and launch competing services.

This report introduces the key aspects of Cyprus's fixed-line telecoms market, outlining the regulatory environment and providing updated operational and financial data on the major operators and the market as a whole. Cyprus is a divided country with most of the information in this report concerned only with the Greek Cypriot area.


Key developments:
Legislation put before Parliament for privatisation of Cyta; Telecom Italy Sparkle and Cyta complete the Kimonas cable subsystem linking Cyprus with Crete; Cyta nears completion of fixed-line and mobile network modernisation project; Cyta's USO obligations extended; Cyta upgrades transmission capacity on the TE-North Cable System to 500Gb/s; PrimeTel lands HAWK submarine cable; report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2015, operators' statistical data, recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report:
Cyta, OTEnet, PrimeTel

Table Of Contents

Cyprus - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Historical overview
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.2 Revised NFR
5.3 Regulatory authority
5.4 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.5 Privatisation
5.6 Interconnect
5.7 Access
5.8 Number Portability (NP)
5.9 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Cyta
6.2 MTV
6.3 PrimeTel
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 National telecom network
7.2 International infrastructure
7.2.1 Submarine cable networks
7.2.2 Satellite networks
8. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2015 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2015 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2015 (e)
Table 4 Broadband statistics 2015 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2015 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 LLU and WLR lines 2009 - 2014
Table 8 Fixed-line domestic traffic market share 2009 - 2014
Table 9 Fixed-line subscriber market share 2009 - 2014
Table 10 Cyta financial data 2005 - 2014
Table 11 PrimeTel financial data 2008 - 2015
Table 12 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 - 2016
Table 13 PSTN lines 2011 - 2016
Table 14 International bandwidth 2000 - 2014
Chart 1 PrimeTel financial data 2008 - 2015
Exhibit 1 The EU regulatory framework for communications
Exhibit 2 Access and the local loop

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