At the same time, according to the latest data published by the regulator ANRCETI, the number of cable TV subscribers fell by 7.7% to 170,000.
There were a total of 329,700 pay-TV subscribers at the end of 2018, or 1.8% more than a year earlier, and revenues increased by 1.6% to MDL162.1 million (€8.24 million).
IPTV accounted for MDL79.1million (+6.8%) of the latter, and cable MDL82.8 million (-2.8%), with ARPU falling to 4.5% to MDL41.8.
Just over half (51.6%) of pay-TV subscribers used cable services, with the remainder opting for IPTV (48.3%) and MMDS (0.1%).
Furthermore, 62.5% received digital and 37.5% analogue services.
There were a total of 80 active pay-TV operators in the country, with the market leaders being Moldtelecom (34.6%), Sun Communications (19.6%) and TV Box (12.8%).
The remaining 77 companies claimed a combined share of 33%.