AVAILABLE SERVICES IN CYPRUS

Despite the liberalisation of Cyprus’s telecom sector, the market continues to be dominated by the incumbent operator, owned by the State. Plans to privatise the operator are underway since 2013. Improved regulatory conditions, particularly in relation to network interconnection and access, has given competing operators the confidence to invest in network infrastructure.

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DETAILS

The Internet penetration rate in Cyprus reached 84% by the end of 2019. Domestic fixed-line is 25 per 100, and  97 per 100 for mobile-cellular; there are also open-wire, fiber-optic cable, and microwave radio relay connectivity systems (2018).

TELECOMS MARKET

The mobile market in Cyprus is served by four mobile network operators. Operators have successfully focussed on lifting ARPU by encouraging prepaid subscribers to migrate to postpaid plans and by upgrading networks and technologies to make better use of mobile data services. The broadband market continues to develop steadily, providing the country with one of the highest broadband penetration rates in the region. DSL remains the dominant access platform, with cable broadband restricted to a single operator. Alternative DSL operators have taken advantage of regulated wholesale network access, resulting in a steady fall in the incumbent’s broadband market share. The Cyprus RadioTelevision Authority (CRTA) is the radio television regulatory authority for Cyprus.

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

The area of the Republic of Cyprus under government control has a market economy dominated by the service sector, which accounts for four-fifths of GDP. Tourism, financial services, and real estate have traditionally been the most important sectors. Cyprus has been a member of the European Union (EU) since May 2004 and adopted the euro as its national currency in January 2008. The economy tipped into recession in 2009 as the ongoing global financial crisis and resulting low demand hit the tourism and construction sectors. An overextended banking sector with excessive exposure to Greek debt added to the contraction. Following numerous downgrades of its credit rating, Cyprus lost access to international capital markets in May 2011. In July 2012, Cyprus became the fifth eurozone government to request an economic bailout program from the Troika (i.e. the European Commission, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.) The bailout triggered a two-week bank closure and the imposition of capital controls that were completely withdrawn in April 2015. Since the bailout, Cyprus has received positive appraisals by the Troika and outperformed fiscal targets but has struggled to overcome political opposition to bailout-mandated legislation, particularly regarding privatizations.

LOCAL PROVIDERS

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Cellular mobile
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MVNOs
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Licensed cable operators
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Cisco certified partners

INCUMBENT OPERATOR

The incumbent operator, CyTA, has been dominating the market in Cyprus for decades. A privatisation process is going on as a part of a bailout package for Cyprus’ economy. Proposed legislation provides a road map on how Cyta will turn private and provides a formula of choices for its employees. According to this privatisation plan, the government will create a new company that will initially be 100% state owned and take on the services and assets of Cyta. At a later stage, strategic investors will be invited to buy the company. Meanwhile, Cyta provides a broad range of services and facilities for voice and data applications in both fixed and mobile telephony. Particular emphasis is placed on the provision of value added services, such as content/multimedia.

DATACENTERS IN CYPRUS

Simplex
Simplex
4th Floor, Zenios Center, 72 Thessalonikis Street
3025 Limassol

PostCy Data Center
PostCy Data Center Ltd
1 Faleas Street, Agios Athanasios Industrial Area
4101 Limassol

Limassol Data Centre
PrimeTel PLC
The Maritime Centre, 141 Omonoia Avenue
3506 Limassol

Kermia 1
IPTP Networks
Evagora Pallikaridi, Kermia Court 1
3106 Limassol

Datumcenter
Gigabyte Ltd.
No:2 Fener Sokak Kizilbas
90000 Nicosia

Nicosia Data Centre
PrimeTel PLC
Limassol Avenue
2121 Nicosia

Confisio DataCenter
Confisio DataCenter
87 Archbishop Makarios III
CY-2223 Latsia

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NetShop Internet Services Ltd
2054 Nicosia
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within outside the city center, in an industrial isolated area.

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NetShop Internet Services Ltd
2408 Nicosia
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within 1km from the city centre.

CallSat Data Center
CallSat International Telecommunications
122 Athalassas Avenue
2024 Strovolos

Paphos (Landing Station)
PrimeTel PLC
Paphos
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within 2 Km from Highway.

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