Furthermore, according to the regulator ANRCETI, revenues from sales of such services rose by 4.8% to around MDL363 million (€17.9 million), while at the same time ARPU fell by 2% to MDL162.4.
During Q3, the number of FTTx subscribers increased by 13.1% to around 588,000, or 78.4% of the total. Meanwhile, the number connected via xDSL and coaxial cable fell by 19.1% and 19% respectively to 111,800 and 47,800, and those connected by other technologies by 7.5% to 2,200. As a result, the penetration rate of fixed internet access per 100 inhabitants increased by 1.6pp to 28.9%.
Most subscribers (50.7%) had access speeds of between 30 and 100 Mbps, and 30.5% of over 100 Mbps. At the same time, 16.8% had between 10 and 30 Mbps, 0.8% 2 to 10 Mbps and 1.2% speeds of up to 2 Mbps.
In terms of turnover, Moldtelecom was the undisputed market leader, claiming a share of 61.9%. It was followed by Starnet Solutions (20.5%), Orange Moldova (6.2%) and other suppliers (11.4%).