This, according to data published by the regulator ANRCETI, was 2.9% more than at the end of last year, with growth being driven by both FTTx (up 5.4% to 476,100) and coaxial cable – DOCSIS (5.5% to 57,100).
Fibre connections accounted for 69% of subscribers and DOCSIS 8.3%. Meanwhile, the number of xDSL subscribers fell by 4.9% to around 155,000 and those connected to other technologies by 1.4% to 1,700.
The share of xDSL subscribers was 22.5% and other technologies 0.2%.
Penetration of fixed internet services per 100 inhabitants increased by 1.1 percentage points to 26.1%.
Significantly, the number of subscribers opting for fixed internet access at speeds of over 100Mbps rose by 24.9% to 128,500 and those between 30-100Mbps by 0.7% to 372,700.
Revenues of the 99 active fixed broadband providers in Q2 amounted to MDL344.7 million (€17.35 million) or 1.6% than in the corresponding period last year.
At the same time, ARPU fell by 5.3% to MDL168. Moldtelecom was the market leader in revenue terms with a share of 61.2%.
It was followed by Starnet (21.4%). Orange (Moldova (7.2%) and other players (combined share of 10,.2%).