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Number of broadband Internet subscribers in Macedonia rises 8.4% y/y in Q4 2013

May 26, 2014

The number of broadband Internet users in Macedonia (excluding access through mobile networks) increased 2.3% q/q and 8.4% y/y to 338,486 in the last quarter of 2013, according to the latest report of Macedonia's electronic communications agency.

The figure includes 313,189 residential subscribers (up 2% q/q and 7.8% y/y) and 25,297 business subscribers (up 6.1% q/q and 15.8% y/y). The most popular access technologies were xDSL (49.1% share), CaTV (26.5%) and LAN networks (14.3%). The most popular access speeds were 8-20 Mbps (123,563 subscribers), 4-8 Mbps (105,347 subscribers) and 2-4 Mbps (86,784 subscribers).

Incumbent fixed line operator Makedonski Telekom was the largest fixed broadband Internet service provider with a 42.3% market share, followed by cable TV operator blizoo with 13.9%.

The number of narrowband and broadband Internet subscribers through mobile networks (2G/3G) was 801,669 in Q4 2013, down 0.8% q/q, but 4.6% higher on the year.

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Source: IntelliNews - Weekly Reports

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