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ITU Regional Forum for Europe. Broadband: A Pillar of Social and Economic Development 6-7 September 2012, Tirana Albania . Broadband Access in Albania. Piro XHIXHO Chairman Electronic and Postal Communications Authority (AKEP ). Market overview. Market players: 4 MNO

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ITU Regional Forum for Europe.

Broadband: A Pillar of Social and Economic Development

6-7 September 2012, Tirana Albania

Broadband Access in Albania

Piro XHIXHO

Chairman

Electronic and Postal Communications Authority (AKEP)

market overview
Market overview
  • Market players:
    • 4 MNO
    • 80 Fixed telephony operators
    • 120 ISP
  • Mobile market: significant growth
  • Broadband market: moderate growth
  • Fixed market: slow growth and very low penetration
market revenues
Market revenues
  • Total revenues in 2011: 370 million Euros
  • Total revenues in 2011 down by 9% compared with 2010:
    • AMC, Vodafone and Albtelecom: fall in revenues
    • Other operators revenues increased
  • Mobile operators: 75% of all the market
  • Albtelecom plus 4 MNO: 93% of the market
  • Abcom, Primo and ASC (3 largest OAO): 4% of the total market or 50% of all OAO revenues
mobile telephony
Mobile telephony
  • 2001-2009: Significant growth rate.
  • 2010-2012/1: Moderate growth
  • 1.07.2012:
    • 5.3 million users (active SIM): 187% penetration
    • 3.2 million active users (usage in the last 3 months): 114% penetration
  • Prepaid users: 91%
  • Average Call Usage has increased significantly in 2009-2012/1
  • Subscribers’ Market shares:
fixed telephony
Fixed telephony
  • 2000-2009: Moderate growth over the years
  • 2010-2012: low/negative growth rate
  • 1.07.2012:
    • 324 000subscribers: 11.5% penetration
    • 4% lower than end 2011
  • Fixed incumbent (Albtelecom):
    • 2009-2012/1: 16% fall in the number of subscribers
    • Reduction of market shares
  • ABCom: largest alt.net (cable operator) with 30 thousands subscribers
broadband access
Broadband access
  • Broadband access (fixed and Mobile 3G modem/USB) 1.07.2012:
    • 189 thousands subscribers:
      • 151 000: fixed broadband
      • 38 000: Mobile Broadband 3G USB/modem
    • 6.6 % per population (3.7 % 2010)
    • 175thousands households
    • 24% households
  • Steady growth 2007-2012/1
fixed broadband access
Fixed Broadband access
  • Albtelecom:
    • Significant increase in 2008-2012/1
      • reduction by 15% in 2011.
    • reduction in market share for fixed broadband: from 58% in 2010 to 46% in 2012/1
    • Techonology:
      • 90% ADSL; 10 % FTTN.
      • In the process of migration from PSTN to NGN (VoIP based ): currently 50% of subscribers are connected to MSAN
  • Alternative operators:
    • Significant increase in 2011-2012/1
    • Technology: mostly XDSL
    • ABCom:
      • largest AO with 21% market share
      • Cable operator with triple pay offers
fixed broadband
Fixed broadband
  • The most used access speed:
    • from 1-2Mbpsin 2010 to 2-4Mbps in 2011/2012(1).
  • Main operators offers for 4-20 Mbps, but with limited take up
  • Total Installed optical fibre:
    • 4689 km in 2011 compared to 2161 km in 2010.
  • International Internet Connectivity:
    • from about 6 Gbps in 2009, to about 30 Gbpsin 2011.
  • Retail tariffs:
    • Significant reductions in 2010-2012/1
    • Current level: At average level in SEE
  • Converged services (Bundles):
    • Mostly Broadband and fixed telephony
    • Triple play: 2 main players (Abcom and Tring) but limited take up
fixed broadband retail tariffs 2012
Fixed broadband Retail tariffs 2012

Source: Cullen International Report 2 2012

mobile broadband 3g authorizations
Mobile Broadband: 3G authorizations

Source: Cullen International Report 1, November 2011

mobile broadband 1 07 2012
Mobile Broadband 1.07.2012
  • 3G access:
    • 38000: modem/USB subscribers
      • 21% of total broadband subscribers (fixed and mobile)
    • 270 000: access through mobile phones
  • GPRS/EDGE access users: 830 000
fixed broadband llu and bitstream access
Fixed Broadband: LLU and bitstream access
  • 13.04.2011: AKEP designated Albtelecom as SMP on LLU.
  • Main obligations:
    • RUO for LLU
    • Access for LLU and bitstream
    • Prices:
      • shared and full access: BULRAIC cost
      • Bitstream: commercial negotiation
ruo local loop unbundling
RUO: Local Loop Unbundling
  • November 2011: Albtelecom submitted RUO to AKEP
  • 20.11.2011: AKEP published on www.akep.al RUO for consultation with market players.
  • 31.05.2012: AKEP approved RUO of Albtelecom
    • significant changes to Albtelecom proposed RUO, especially prices
    • Obligation for Albtelecom to publish reference offer for bitstream access
  • June 2012: RUO published on AKEP and Albtelecom website and operational for operators for LLU services
other akep initiatives for broadband related issues
Other AKEP initiatives for Broadband related issues
  • Regulation Nr. 22 date 24.06.2011 “On Technical Requirements for building the infrastructure of urban cable networks and interurban optical fiber networks for electronic communications”:
    • Rules for building and maintaning cable and fiber networks
  • Backbone infrastructure Atlas:
    • Regulation no.26 date 16.08.2012 “On content, form and functioning of electronic register of public electronic communication networks in Albania
  • Broadband Speed Tester
    • One tool more for measuring the broadband access for albanian users.
backbone infrastructure atlas phase 1
Backbone infrastructure ATLAS (phase 1)

Aim:

    • Store information on all backbone infrastructure of public electronic
    • communications networks in the Republic of Albania.
    • Provide transparency and data for free capacities.
    • Improved capacity utilization of the public electronic communications networks.
    • Development of multiple roles for its users to access the data.

Users:

  • General public: access to data on connection points and free capacities (no details on the provider)
  • Operators: access to the system and change information only for their own networks.
  • Government bodies: access at certain levels of the system
  • AKEP: access to all detailed infrastructure information regarding geographical positioning, technical info and data on free capacities.
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Technologies applied : Geoserver, PostGis, OpenLayers, GeoExt,

Google Maps ,Web GIS-AKEP

Map of Radio Facilities

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“Atlasi elektronik i Republikes së Shqipërisë lidhur

me aksesin me brez të gjerë në nivel kombëtar”

Optical Cables of different operators: Tirana

broadband speed tester service
Broadband Speed Tester Service
  • AKEP provides a speed tester for all broadband users in Albania

http://www.akep.al/speedtest/index.html

  • Broadband Speed Test measures:
    • Download Speed
    • Upload Speed
    • Latency
    • Date/Time of test
  • Soon to be made avail. from all ISP
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Thank you!

piro.xhixho@akep.al

www.akep.al