Moldova Telecommunications Report

Published 24 December 2014

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Quarterly report providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecommunications industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast Scenario, Telecommunications Risk Reward Index, Market Overview, Regulatory Environment, Company Profiles and Competitive

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Moldova Telecommunications Report
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BMI View: The fixed broadband sector continues to outperform the mobile and fixed telephony sectors as huge investments in fibre optic network deployments are matched by strong demand for high speed internet connectivity and convergence services. This trend will continue for ost of our forecast period to 2018, although this could be counterbalanced by mobile broadband services following the roll out of 4G LTE services by the country's two biggest mobile operators. The demand for data services bodes well for telecoms service providers in Moldova which are hard-pressed by the decline in basic voice service revenues.

Key Data

  • The mobile market grew by 3.9% q-o-q in Q314 and 4.4% y-o-y at the end of the same period to partially offset the market contraction in FY13.

  • The fixed-line market was largely flat in 9M14, suggesting that the remarkable uptrend recorded in recent years may have reached its peak. The broadband market grew by 2.8% q-o-q in Q314 and an impressive 14.7% y-o-y at the end of the same period, driven by the mobile broadband and FTTx segments.

  • Mobile and fixed-line ARPU trended downwards in the 12 months to September 2014, while broadband ARPU trended upwards during the same period.

Risk/Reward Ratings

Moldova is in 28 th position, ahead of only Kosovo, in BMI's CEE Telecoms Risk/Reward Ratings table for Q115, scoring below the regional average on all four ratings categories and with the addition of five new countries for 2014 pushing it further down the ratings. The country's lowest scores were in the industry rewards and country rewards category, reflecting slow subscription growth and declining ARPUs, as well as a low rate of urbanisation and GDP per capita.

Key Developments

Moldtelecom has upgraded its transport network with 100Gbps technology across the country. The move raised the operator's bandwidth capacity by a factor of ten. The upgrade will boost the reliability and connectivity speeds of the operator's fixed broadband speeds,...

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BMI Industry View
Mobile SWOT
Wireline SWOT
Industry Forecast
Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts (Moldova 2011-2018)
Table: Telecoms Sector - Wireline - Historical Data & Forecasts (Moldova 2011-2018)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Table: Central & Eastern Europe Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q115
Market Overview
Regional Perspective
Table: Regional Perspective
Key Developments
Mobile Growth
Mobile Operator Data
Table: Moldova Mobile Market Overview
Table: Moldcell
Table: Orange
Table: Unite
Central And Eastern Europe Mobile Content
Table: Moldova Fixed-Line Connections By Technologies ('000)
Industry Trends And Developments
Regulatory Development
Table: Moldova: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
Competitive Landscape
Table: Competitor Analysis
Table: Operators Financial indicators
Company Profile
Orange Moldova
Regional Overview
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Moldova 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Moldova 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Moldova 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Moldova 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Moldova 1990-2025)
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

The Moldova Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Moldova's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Moldova Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Moldova.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Moldova to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Moldovan telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Moldova's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Moldova.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

  • Fixed-line Telephony – Telephone lines (‘000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony – Mobile phone subscribers (‘000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; and where available, 3G & 4G subscribers (‘000); 3G & 4G subscribers/100 inhabitants; 3G & 4G subscribers as a percentage of overall mobile market.
  • Internet Markets – Internet users (‘000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers (‘000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

BMI’s Telecommunications Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an Indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed-line and internet segments, broken down into:

  • Market Data – Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout – Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G & 4G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and valueadded handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content – The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators, including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
    Company Database – A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G & 4G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).

Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. Also covers the latest updates in the market’s development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.


The Telecommunications Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.