This, according to figures published by the regulator ANRCETI, was 3.9% more than in the same period last year. At the same time, the amount of sales in the first none months of this year was MFL975.9 million (€49.3 million), a 6.5% increase on the same period in 2017. Meanwhile, ARPU, at MDL178.9, was 1.4% higher.
ANRCETI notes that the data, obtained by 82 fixed internet access providers, indicates that sales grew largely due to a rise in high-speed broadband subscribers.
The number connected to fibre (FTTx) grew by 8.1% year-on-year to 378,000, or 62.2% of the total.
At the same time, the number connected to coaxial cable increased by 1.2% and accounted for 6.9% of all subscribers.
The xDSL subscriber number fell by 4.2% and accounted for 30.4% of the total, with 0.5% of subscribers connected to other technologies.
All told, the penetration of fixed internet access services per 100 inhabitants rose by 0.7 percentage points to 17.1%.
Most (53.1%) of fixed broadband subscribers had access speeds ranging from 30-100 Mbps, and 8.9% above 100 Mbps.
Moldtelecom was the market leader in the fixed broadband sector with a share of 63.9%. It was followed by Starnet Solutions (21%) and Sun Communications (3.8%), with other suppliers claiming a combined 11.3%.