Cyprus was one of the smallest countries within the study and enjoyed almost complete standard and standard fixed broadband coverage. Whilst NGA was reported as absent at the end of 2011, at the end of 2012 73% of households were covered by high-speed services.
FTTP and WiMAX were both still absent in Cyprus at the end of 2012, whilst VDSL and Docsis 3 had become available. At the end of 2011, cable services were only offered providing speeds of up to 20Mbps. For the purposes of this study, this was not classified as an NGA service and so not classified as Docsis 3. However, at the end of 2012 high-speed services were available across the whole cable network.
VDSL expanded with unusually high coverage of rural households. Cyprus already had nearly 100% coverage of DSL. VDSL cards and other relevant equipment to support higher speeds were mostly added to DSLAM’s in rural areas: the plan was then to invest in fibre in the urban areas. However these plans have been delayed due to uncertainty in regulation and demand. The economic situation in Cyprus then complicated the issue further.
Cyprus enjoyed full coverage from satellite broadband, and nearly complete DSL and HSPA coverage. At the end of 2012, LTE services had not let launched in Cyprus.
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