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Greece - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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  • 231 Pages
  • June 2021
  • Region: Greece
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 4715584
Greece’s Telcos Invest More in Fibre to Reach 2025 Goals

Greek telecom regulator looks to renew USO provider

The telecom market in Greece has made great strides in recent years despite the financial constraints on operators. The pandemic contributed to one of the largest falls in GDP in Europe in 2020, largely caused by the collapse of tourism (a mainstay of the economy) as well as a severe decline in trade. The effects of the pandemic are expected to be felt further into 2021, and though the IMF predicts positive growth for the year, this is predicated on the uncertain control of Covid-19 allowing for a resumption of trade and social movement.

Despite these difficulties, Greece is focussed on fulfilling Europe’s Digital Agenda 2025 ambitions, by which fast broadband services will be available nationally. This in turn will support a range of projects related to the digital economy. Efforts will be needed to boost fibre penetration, which remains very low by regional standards. However, investment among operators has been encouraged by government programs aimed at improving services in rural areas.

The late-2020 multi-spectrum auction has also enabled the country’s three mobile network operators to launch commercial 5G services. It is expected that their networks will provide 60% population coverage with 5G by the end of 2021.

The continuing evolution of the market, with a focus on multi-service offerings, has encouraged United Group (owner of the fixed-service provider Nova) to consider a move into the mobile sector. The company’s planned MVNO Nova Mobile failed to take off, leaving the possibility of a move on the MNO Wind Hellas.

Key statistics
Regional European Market Comparison
  • Europe Telecom Maturity Index by tier
  • TMI versus GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration

Country overview
Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market
  • Market analysis

Regulatory environment
  • Background
  • Regulatory authority
  • Fixed-line developments
  • Mobile network developments

Mobile market
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Mobile data
  • Mobile broadband
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile content and applications

Fixed-line broadband market
  • Market analysis
  • Broadband statistics
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • Other fixed broadband services

Digital economy
  • E-government
  • Infrastructure

Fixed network operators
  • Overview
  • OTE
  • Wind Hellas
  • Nova (Forthnet)
  • Vodafone Greece
  • Cyta Hellas

Telecommunications infrastructure
  • National telecom network
  • Smart infrastructure

Appendix Historic dataGlossary of abbreviationsRelated reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Greece 2021 (e)
Table 2 Licensed telcos by service 2017; 2029
Table 3 Decline in retail revenue from fixed-telephony and internet services 2011-2020
Table 4 Retail revenue from fixed-telephony services 2014-2020
Table 5 Development of telecom revenue by provider ( billion) 2011-2019
Table 6 Development of telecom sector investment 2011 - 2020
Table 7 Fixed-line interconnection rates by operator ( cents per minute) 2011-2019
Table 8 Change in fixed-line interconnection traffic by operator (billion minutes) 2010-2019
Table 9 Development in the number of LLU and shared access lines 2011-2020
Table 10 Change in the number of Cosmote's LLU lines 2011-2020
Table 11 Change in the number of annual fixed number portings 2009-2019
Table 12 Change in the number of CpS and WLR lines 2016-2020
Table 13 Reduction in Mobile Termination Rates 2009-2019
Table 14 Mobile interconnection traffic by type (billion minutes) 2009-2020
Table 15 Change in the number of annual mobile number portings 2009-2019
Table 16 Change in the number of registered mobile subscribers and penetration 2011-2020
Table 17 Growth in the number of active mobile subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 18 Change in mobile voice traffic 2009-2020
Table 19 Decline in average annual mobile ARPU (/month) 2011-2019
Table 20 Change in mobile market share of registered subscribers 2011-2019
Table 21 Decline in mobile service retail revenue and annual change 2009-2020
Table 22 Proportion of mobile revenue by service 2015-2019
Table 23 Change in the number or registered prepaid and postpaid subscribers 2009-2020
Table 24 Change in the ratio of registered prepaid/postpaid subscribers 2009-2020
Table 25 Change in the number and proportion of Cosmote's prepaid subscribers 2011-2021
Table 26 Change in the proportion of Vodafone Greece's prepaid subscribers 2011-2021
Table 27 Growth in the number of M2M connections 2016-2020
Table 28 Change in the volume of SMS and MMS message sent 2011-2020
Table 29 Change in the proportion of mobile data traffic by network type 2015-2019
Table 30 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 31 Growth in mobile data traffic (billion MB) 2009-2020
Table 32 Change in the number of Vodafone Greece's mobile subscribers 2011-2021
Table 33 Decline in Vodafone Greece's mobile ARPU ( / month) 2011-2021
Table 34 Development of Vodafone Greece's mobile financial data ( million) 2016-2021
Table 35 Increase in Vodafone Greece's mobile data traffic 2014-2021
Table 36 Decline in Cosmote' mobile financial data ( million) 2011-2021
Table 37 Change in Cosmote's annualised mobile ARPU 2011-2020
Table 38 Change in the number of Cosmote's mobile subscribers by type (million) 2011-2021
Table 39 Change in the number of broadband lines by speed 2017-2020
Table 40 Change in the market share of broadband lines by speed 2012-2020
Table 41 Change in the number of DSL lines by platform/provider 2012-2019
Table 42 Development in the market share of broadband subscribers by platform/provider 2011-2019
Table 43 Development in the market share of broadband subscribers: OTE and altnets 2012-2020
Table 44 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 45 Growth in fixed broadband revenue 2014-2020
Table 46 Increase in the number of Cosmote's retail DSL subscribers 2011-2021
Table 47 Change in the number of Nova's broadband and LLU subscribers 2011-2020
Table 48 Change in the number of Vodafone's retail DSL subscribers 2012-2021
Table 49 Growth in the number of Cosmote's fibre/VDSL subscribers 2013-2021
Table 50 VDSL as proportion of all fixed broadband connections 2013-2019
Table 51 Growth in the number of Cosmote's VDSL/fibre broadband subscribers 2013-2021
Table 52 Growth in the number of FttP connections 2017-2020
Table 53 OTE share of fixed-line call traffic 2011-2019
Table 54 Decline in fixed-line voice traffic 2010-2020
Table 55 Development of Cosmote Group's financial data ( billion) 2011-2021
Table 56 Change in the number of Cosmote's fixed subscribers (thousand) 2009-2021
Table 57 Development of Cosmote's financial data by sector ( million) 2013-2021
Table 58 Development of Forthnet Group's financial data ( million) 2011-2020
Table 59 Forthnet Company financial data ( million) 2009-2020
Table 60 Change in the number of fixed lines in service by type 2011-2019
Table 61 Change in the number of fixed lines in service: OTE and altnets (million) 2011-2019
Table 62 Change in the share of fixed lines by OTE and altnets 2009-2019
Table 63 Change in the number of fixed lines in service by type 2016-2020
Table 64 Change in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2011-2026
Table 65 Decline in outgoing fixed-line traffic: OTE and altnets 2010-2019
Table 66 PSTN lines in service 2011-2019
Table 67 OTE market share of fixed-lines in service 2011-2019
Table 68 Development of Next Generation Access household access penetration 2011-2019
Table 69 Historic - Mobile subscribers (registered) and penetration 1996-2010
Table 70 Historic - Active mobile subscribers and penetration 2003-2010
Table 71 Historic - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2004-2010
Table 72 Historic - Mobile market share of registered subscribers by operator 2005-2010
Table 73 Historic - Mobile and fixed-line traffic (billion minutes) 2004-2010
Table 74 Historic - Mobile service retail revenue and annual change 2003-2010
Table 75 Historic - annual mobile number portings 2004-2010
Table 76 Historic - Mobile revenue (retail and wholesale) ( million) 2010-2016
Table 77 Historic - Mobile service EBITDA and annual change 2003-2014
Table 78 Historic - Mobile service capex 2001-2014
Table 79 Historic - Vodafone SMS messages sent 2014-2016
Table 80 Historic - Cosmote prepaid subscribers 2005-2010
Table 81 Historic - Vodafone Greece's proportion of prepaid subscribers 2005-2010
Table 82 Historic - Cosmote mobile data revenue 2015-2017
Table 83 Historic - Cosmote mobile subscribers 2006-2010
Table 84 Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2003-2010
Table 85 Historic - Internet users and penetration 1999 - 2014
Table 86 Historic - OTE and altnet fixed lines in service (million) 2005-2010
Table 87 Historic - Cosmote Group operating and net income ( million) 2006-2014
Table 88 Historic - Licensed telcos' financial performance (regulator data) ( billion) 2000-2016
Table 89 Historic - Telecom sector investments 2004-2010
Table 90 Historic - Fixed lines in service by type (thousand) 2000-2010
Table 91 Historic - Fixed-lines and teledensity 2005-2010
Table 92 Historic - Annual fixed number portings 2004-2010
Table 93 Historic - Retail revenue from fixed-telephony and internet services 2005-2010
Table 94 Historic - Telecom revenue by provider ( billion) 2004-2010
Table 95 Historic - CPS lines 2004-2013
Table 96 Historic - WLR lines 2009-2013
Table 97 Historic - Fixed-line traffic 2004-2010
Table 98 Historic - Growth in the average DSL connection data rate 2008-2017
Table 99 Historic - Development in the number of LLU and shared access lines 2007-2010
Table 100 Historic - Change in the number of Cosmote's LLU lines 2006-2010
Table 101 Historic - Change in the volume of SMS and MMS message sent 2006-2010
Table 102 Historic - Change in the number of Vodafone Greece's mobile subscribers 2008-2010
Table 103 Historic - Decline in Vodafone Greece's mobile ARPU 2008-2010
Table 104 Historic - Development of Vodafone Greece's financial data (£ million) 2008-2016
Table 105 Historic - Decline in Cosmote' mobile financial data ( million) 2007-2010
Table 106 Historic - Change in Cosmote's annualised mobile ARPU 2006-2010
Table 107 Historic - Development in the market share of broadband subscribers by platform/provider 2007-2010
Table 108 Historic - Increase in the number of Cosmote's retail DSL subscribers 2007-2010
Table 109 Historic - Change in the number of Forthnet's broadband and LLU subscribers 2007-2010
Table 110 Historic - OTE share of fixed-line call traffic 2005-2010
Table 111 Historic - Development of Cosmote Group's financial data ( billion) 2006-2010
Table 112 Historic - Development of Forthnet Group's financial data ( million) 2007-2010
Table 113 Historic - PSTN lines in service 2005-2010
List of Charts
Chart 1 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders (top tier)
Chart 2 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers (middle tier)
Chart 3 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents (bottom tier)
Chart 4 Overall view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 5 Europe - mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 Scandinavia and Baltics mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 7 Northern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 8 Southern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 9 Eastern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 10 Scandinavia and Baltics fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 11 Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 12 Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 13 Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 14 Decline in in retail revenue from fixed-telephony and internet services 2011-2020
Chart 15 Development of telecom revenue by provider 2011-2019
Chart 16 Development of telecom sector investment 2011 - 2020
Chart 17 Change in fixed-line interconnection traffic by operator 2010-2019
Chart 18 Change in the number of Cosmote's LLU lines 2011-2020
Chart 19 Change in the number of annual fixed number portings 2009-2019
Chart 20 Change in the number of CpS and WLR lines 2016-2020
Chart 21 Reduction in Mobile Termination Rates 2009-2019
Chart 22 Change in the number of annual mobile number portings 2009-2019
Chart 23 Change in the number of registered mobile subscribers and penetration 2011-2020
Chart 24 Growth in the number of active mobile subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 25 Change in mobile voice traffic 2009-2020
Chart 26 Decline in average annual mobile ARPU 2011-2019
Chart 27 Change in mobile market share of registered subscribers 2011-2019
Chart 28 Decline in mobile service retail revenue and annual change 2009-2020
Chart 29 Change in the number or registered prepaid and postpaid subscribers 2009-2020
Chart 30 Change in the number or registered prepaid/postpaid subscribers 2009-2020
Chart 31 Change in the number and proportion of Cosmote's prepaid subscribers 2011-2021
Chart 32 Change in the volume of SMS and MMS message sent 2011-2020
Chart 33 Change in the proportion of mobile data traffic by network type 2015-2019
Chart 34 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 35 Growth in mobile data traffic 2009-2020
Chart 36 Change in the number of Vodafone Greece's mobile subscribers 2011-2021
Chart 37 Decline in Vodafone Greece's mobile ARPU 2011-2021
Chart 38 Development of Vodafone Greece's mobile financial data 2016-2021
Chart 39 Increase in Vodafone Greece's mobile data traffic 2014-2021
Chart 40 Decline in Cosmote' mobile financial data 2011-2021
Chart 41 Change in the number of Cosmote's mobile subscribers by type 2011-2021
Chart 42 Change in the market share of broadband lines by speed 2012-2020
Chart 43 Change in the number of DSL lines by platform/provider 2012-2019
Chart 44 Development in the market share of broadband subscribers by platform/provider 2011-2019
Chart 45 Development in the market share of broadband subscribers: OTE and altnets 2012-2020
Chart 46 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 47 Increase in the number of Cosmote's retail DSL subscribers 2011-2021
Chart 48 Change in the number of Forthnet's broadband and LLU subscribers 2011-2020
Chart 49 Change in the number of Vodafone's retail DSL subscribers 2012-2021
Chart 50 Growth in the number of Cosmote's fibre/VDSL subscribers 2013-2021
Chart 51 VDSL as proportion of all fixed broadband connections 2013-2019
Chart 52 Growth in the number of Cosmote's VDSL/fibre broadband subscribers 2013-2021
Chart 53 Decline in fixed-line voice traffic 2010-2020
Chart 54 Development of Cosmote Group's financial data 2011-2021
Chart 55 Change in the number of Cosmote's fixed subscribers 2009-2021
Chart 56 Development of Cosmote's financial data by sector 2013-2021
Chart 57 Development of Forthnet Group's financial data 2011-2020
Chart 58 Change in the number of fixed lines in service: OTE and altnets 2011-2019
Chart 59 Change in the share of fixed lines by OTE and altnets 2009-2019
Chart 60 Change in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2011-2026
Chart 61 Decline in outgoing fixed-line traffic: OTE and altnets 2010-2019
Chart 62 Development of Next Generation Access household access penetration 2011-2019
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Overview of spectrum auction results 2001 - 2011
Exhibit 3 2G auction results 2001
Exhibit 4 900MHz and 1800MHz auction spectrum 2011
Exhibit 5 900MHz and 1800MHz auction results 2011
Exhibit 6 Spectrum auction results 2014
Exhibit 7 Spectrum auction results overview 2001-2014
Exhibit 8 Spectrum auction results February 2017
Exhibit 9 Spectrum assignments for 5G 2020
Exhibit 10 3G auction results in Greece 2001