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Albania - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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  • 153 Pages
  • June 2022
  • Region: Albania
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 4116406

Albanian Telecom Sector Continues Shift from Fixed to Mobile Comms

Albania still coping with legacy of poor fixed-line infrastructure


Albania's broadband market is among the least developed in Europe, though growth has been very strong in recent years. The pandemic acted as a catalyst for growth during 2020 and 2021 as many people were obliged to work or school from home during periods of lockdown, and this necessitated new subscriptions to home broadband services.

For many years, competition in the broadband market was infrastructure based due to the lack of strong regulatory regime for network access. Other impediments to competition have included low PC usage and low international internet bandwidth, resulting in retail broadband tariffs that are among the highest in the region.

Although there are about 170 registered ISPs, not all are active.

While fixed broadband services are mainly available via DSL and cable, fibre access is making inroads into the market, with Albania Online and ALBtelecom offering services based on FttP. The latter company has for some years been engaged in a national network rollout.

Wireless broadband is widely used due to the nation's relatively underdeveloped fixed-line network, and to the mountainous nature of many areas of the country, which favours wireless solutions.

Table of Contents

Key statistics
  • Regional Europe Market Comparison
  • Market characteristics
  • Market Leaders
  • Market Challengers
  • Market Emergents
  • TMI versus GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration
Country overview
  • Telecommunications market
  • Overview of Albania's telecom market
Regulatory environment
  • Historical overview
  • Regulatory authority
  • Fixed-line developments
  • Mobile network developments
Mobile market
  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile content and applications
Fixed-line broadband market
  • Introduction and statistical overview
  • Broadband statistics
  • Fixed-line broadband technologies
  • Digital economy
Fixed network operators
  • ALBtelecom
  • Albania Online/Albanian Fibre Backbone (AFB)/Primo
Telecommunications infrastructure
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • Albanian National Broadband Network
  • International infrastructure
Appendix Historic data
  • Glossary of abbreviations
  • Related reports
List of Tables
  • Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Albania 2022 (e)
  • Table 2 Telecom market revenue by sector (ALL billion) 2012 2021
  • Table 3 Telecom market share of revenue by operator 2012 2021
  • Table 4 Fixed-line number portings 2013 2019
  • Table 5 Decline in MTRs (ALL/minute) 2013 2019
  • Table 6 Mobile number portings 2012 2019
  • Table 7 Change in the proportion of prepaid and contract mobile subscribers 2013 2022
  • Table 8 Mobile AMPU and ARPU 2012 2021
  • Table 9 Growth in the number of active mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 10 Registered mobile SIM cards by operator (million) 2012 2022
  • Table 11 Active mobile SIM cards by operator (million) 2012 2022
  • Table 12 Mobile subscriber market share of active SIM cards by operator 2012 2022
  • Table 13 Mobile market revenue by operator (ALL million) 2012 2021
  • Table 14 Mobile market net profit by operator (ALL million) 2012 2015; 2017 2021
  • Table 15 Mobile market investment by operator (ALL million) 2012 2021
  • Table 16 Total mobile outgoing traffic 2012 2022
  • Table 17 Average use of mobile services, active users 2012 2021
  • Table 18 Mobile data traffic 2013 2022
  • Table 19 Total SMS messages sent 2012 2022
  • Table 20 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 21 Active mobile internet subscribers by operator via 3G/LTE handsets 2012 2022
  • Table 22 Dedicated mobile internet subscribers by operator (USB/modem) 2012 2022
  • Table 23 One Albania's mobile revenue, EBITDA ( million) 2013 2018
  • Table 24 Growth in the number of One Albania's active mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 25 Vodafone Albania subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 26 Change in the number of Vodafone's prepaid subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 27 ALBtelecom active mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 28 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 29 Fixed-broadband subscribers by operator 2012 2022
  • Table 30 Fixed-broadband market share by operator 2012 2022
  • Table 31 Fixed broadband market share by platform 2016 2021
  • Table 32 DSL broadband subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 33 Cable modem broadband subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 34 FttP broadband subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 35 Change in the number of ALBtelecom's subscribers by type 2012 2022
  • Table 36 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Table 37 Change in the number of fixed lines in service (ALBtelecom and altnets) 2012 2022
  • Table 38 Fixed lines in service by minor operator 2012 2022
  • Table 39 Fixed-line telephony market share by operator 2012 2022
  • Table 40 National internet leased capacity 2014 2021
  • Table 41 International internet bandwidth 2012 2017
  • Table 42 Historic - ALBtelecom financial data (ALL million) 2015 2017
  • Table 43 Historic - ALBtelecom mobile revenue 2015 2016
  • Table 44 Historic - International internet bandwidth 2007 2011
  • Table 45 Historic - Mobile number portings 2011 2017
  • Table 46 Historic - Plus Communications active mobile subscribers 2010 2017
  • Table 47 Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2007 2011
  • Table 48 Historic - Registered mobile SIM cards by operator 2003 2011
  • Table 49 Historic -Telekom Albania active mobile subscribers 2006 2011
  • Table 50 Historic - Vodafone prepaid subscribers 2005 2011
  • Table 51 Historic - Internet users, subscribers, and penetration rates 2009 2016
  • Table 52 Historic - Telecom market revenue by sector (ALL billion) 2008 2011
  • Table 53 Historic - Total SMS messages sent 2009 2011
  • Table 54 Historic - Vodafone Albania subscribers 2008 2011
  • Table 55 Historic - DSL broadband subscribers 2008 2011
  • Table 56 Historic - Cable modem broadband subscribers 2008 2011

    List of Charts
  • Chart 1 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders
  • Chart 2 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers
  • Chart 3 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents
  • Chart 4 Europe - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
  • Chart 5 Europe Mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 6 Scandinavia/Baltics fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 7 Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 8 Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 9 Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 10 Telecom market revenue by sector 2012 2021
  • Chart 11 Telecom market share of revenue by operator 2012 2021
  • Chart 12 Decline in MTRs 2013 2019
  • Chart 13 Change in the proportion of prepaid and contract mobile subscribers 2013 2022
  • Chart 14 Growth in the number of active mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 15 Registered mobile SIM cards by operator 2012 2022
  • Chart 16 Active mobile SIM cards by operator 2012 2022
  • Chart 17 Mobile subscriber market share of active SIM cards by operator 2012 2022
  • Chart 18 Mobile market revenue by operator 2012 2021
  • Chart 19 Mobile market net profit by operator 2012 2015; 2017 2021
  • Chart 20 Mobile market investment by operator 2012 2021
  • Chart 21 Total mobile outgoing traffic 2012 2022
  • Chart 22 Mobile data traffic 2013 2022
  • Chart 23 Total SMS messages sent 2012 2022
  • Chart 24 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 25 Active mobile internet subscribers by operator via 3G/LTE handsets 2012 2022
  • Chart 26 Dedicated mobile internet subscribers by operator (USB/modem) 2012 2022
  • Chart 27 One Albania's mobile revenue, EBITDA 2013 2018
  • Chart 28 Growth in the number of One Albania's active mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 29 Vodafone Albania subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 30 Change in the number of Vodafone's prepaid subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 31 ALBtelecom active mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 32 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 33 Fixed-broadband subscribers by operator 2012 2022
  • Chart 34 Fixed-broadband market share by operator 2012 2022
  • Chart 35 Fixed broadband market share by platform 2016 2021
  • Chart 36 DSL broadband subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 37 Cable modem broadband subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 38 FttP broadband subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 39 Change in the number of ALBtelecom's subscribers by type 2012 2022
  • Chart 40 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Chart 41 Change in the number of fixed lines in service (ALBtelecom and altnets) 2012 2022
  • Chart 42 Fixed lines in service by minor operator 2012 2022
  • Chart 43 Fixed-line telephony market share by operator 2012 2022

    List of Exhibits
  • Exhibit 1 Map of Telecom Maturity Index global ranking among countries in Europe
  • Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 3 Europe Market Leaders and market developments
  • Exhibit 4 Europe Market Challengers and market developments
  • Exhibit 5 Europe Market Emergents and market developments