Welcome to the Cyprus Broadband website. Here you can find information and pricing details for all broadband platforms and Internet Service Providers of our island.

In Cyprus ADSL is the most widespread broadband technology with multiple providers offering packages that range from 1Mbps to 24Mbps. See the ADSL page for an overview of the state of ADSL in Cyprus.

Until recently Cyprus didn't have any Cable TV networks and for this reason Cable Internet is not popular in our island. Today the only Cable Company in Cyprus is Cablenet and currently its services are available only to a few urban locations with speeds up to 100Mbps.

In areas with no ADSL coverage the only available broadband option is one of the much more expensive Satellite Internet solutions. Satellite Internet is available in all parts of the island and it is offered by various international companies and their agents in Cyprus.

Using a 3G mobile as a modem or a dedicated 3G data card is another way to get broadband. 3G coverage is limited to urban areas and it is currently offered by CytaMobile Vodafone and MTN mobile carriers.


Cablenet: New Speeds - New Prices

Cablenet has recently doubled the download speeds of their packages. The company had earlier increased the upload speeds of their packages as well.

The prices for the new faster packages are either the same or €1-€2 higher from the lower speed packages that they replace.

Click here to see the new packages and prices by Cablenet. 

Unlimited free internet access in Yeroskipou

Yeroskipou Municipality, in cooperation with CyTA, officially announced the installation and operation of the wireless network Cytanet WiFi in Ayia Paraskevi Square in Yeroskipou yesterday.

Mayor of Yeroskipou Tasos Kouzoupos said that he was happy with the development projects that the municipality had undertaken over the last few years. He added that such projects improve the quality of life of Yeroskipou residents.

According to Kouzoupos, the provision of WiFi wireless zone service is considered an important upgrade for Ayia Paraskevi Square, as both residents and visitors of the area will have fast and easy access to the internet.

He also said that the municipality aims to continually upgrade such projects, offering services that benefit young residents in particular, hoping that this initiative will be embraced by the youth of Yeroskipou.

Kouzoupos noted that the installation and operation of the network marks a new cooperation path between CyTA and Yeroskipou Municipality.

On behalf of CyTA, Internet Sales Manager Costas Montis said that this is a very important project as it is part of CyTA’s strategy for making use of advanced technology to improve the services provided.

Source: Cyprus-Mail

New undersea cable subsystem linking Cyprus to Greece

Cypriot telco Cyta and international carrier Telecom Italia Sparkle have jointly announced that they will launch a new undersea cable subsystem linking Cyprus to Greece, under the name ATHENA, which will come into full commercial service by the end of 2011. ATHENA will provide additional submarine cable capacity in the eastern Mediterranean, leveraging both the recently upgraded MINERVA cable subsystem which connects Cyprus to Sicily, via Chania in Crete, and also the use of alternative segments of the MedNautilus submarine network. The new subsystem will be the first direct fully redundant ring-configured network between Cyprus and Greece consisting of two integrated segments, one between Yeroskipos and Chania, the other between Chania and Athens, and will be catering to increasing demands for international connectivity. At the same time, Cyta will be able to access additional international destinations via the MedNautilus landing station in Athens.

As part of their latest agreement, the parties will further upgrade the MINERVA submarine network subsystem on the route to Catania in Sicily, in order to accommodate Cyta’s additional requirements for IP transit capacity. Furthermore, the MINERVA subsystem will be extended through terrestrial connections up to Marseilles, France, in order to enhance Cyta’s protection capacity for its private ALEXANDROS submarine cable between Cyprus-France-Egypt. As a result of this new upgrade, MINERVA will reach over 80Gbps of active protected capacity.

Complete broadband coverage within 2011

ADSL broadband coverage of Cyprus is expected to reach 100% within 2011, Minister of Communications and Works Erato Kozakou Marcoullis said today in a message on the occasion of tomorrow’s International Day of Telecommunication and Information Society.

The Minister noted that the EU aim, to grant all Member States internet access with a minimum of 2 Mbps by the end of 2013, will thus be covered in Cyprus two years earlier.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) need to be introduced to all economic and social domains, in order to achieve the goal of a knowledge-based society, the Minister went on.

Therefore, Marcoullis added, all citizens need to have the possibility of using ICT, whether they live in urban or rural areas. She added that thereby, citizens would enjoy better services, without being subjected to social or economic discriminations.

Moreover, Marcoullis said that broadband coverage of the whole of Cyprus’ territory is considered as a prerequisite for ICT to help improve productivity at work, promote competition, facilitate business development, and contribute in education, health, tourism and trade. These factors, she noted, lead potentially to a thriving Cypriot economy in general and the revitalization of the island’s rural areas in particular.

Moreover, she said that the Ministry of Communications and Works, in an effort to support rural areas, has provided broadband internet access to all 151 communities of Cyprus, which by 2009 had no such connection. This project, she noted, was concluded in the early months of 2010, adding that a WiFi service and the necessary equipment is provided in all communities free of charge.

Finally, Marcoullis noted in her message that the digital strategy of the Cyprus government aims at developing the goals of Information Society island-wide, in order to facilitate citizens in accessing high quality services and acquire the necessary digital skills.

Source: Financial Mirror

Speed upgrades by all major providers

The main private Internet Providers, Primetel and Cablenet have recently doubled their speeds and are now offering products with speeds up to 24 and 20 Mbps respectively. The clients of the two providers have received the free upgrade automatically.

Cyta is expected to follow with an equivalent upgrade in February, while there are rumors that Cablenet will once again take the lead in March by offering speeds of up to 40 Mbps.

In another development, from January 1st the registered brand name OTEnet Telecom Ltd ceased to exist, and is replaced by MTN Cyprus Ltd which is now offering two ADSL packages with speeds up to 8Mbps.

Downtown Paphos to get free Wi-Fi

FREE WIRELESS internet access is coming to Paphos, courtesy of the municipality and state telecommunications authority, CyTA.

"We are planning to install free Wi Fi access in the most popular areas of Paphos," said  CyTA's head of business customer services, Andreas Kampanellas.

"It will cover the Kato Paphos area along the coastal front, running from the castle up to the Penguin cafe. The area of coverage will also include Kennedy square," he said.

The new scheme is a response to the numerous requests to install free Wi-Fi access from the mayor of Paphos Savvas Vegas and tourists and visitors to the town.

The areas to receive coverage were specifically chosen due to the high demand.

The project will cost between €10,000-15,000 to set up, with CyTA picking up the tab.

"We are hoping that we won’t encounter any technical difficulties along the way," said Kampanellas, who said investing in the scheme is good advertising for the company.

"The publicity which will generate from this new project will be very beneficial to us," he added.

The project will take between four to eight weeks to complete and according to Kampanellas final details are being sorted out with the municipality.

"If we can complete it before the summer it would be great," he said.

Source: Cyprus-Mail

ADSL Double Play by Cablenet

Recently Cablenet started offering Internet+Telephony packages through ADSL. Currently there are two Cablenet ADSL packages: adsl/talk+surf 5M for €39 and adsl/talk+surf 10M for €69.

The announcement by Cablenet follows:

Cablenet announces that in addition to its fully-owned pioneering Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) cable network it now offers Internet and telephony services through ADSL2+.

Connection to the Cablenet broadband and telephone network through ADSL2+, at up to 10M Internet connection, is now feasible in the following areas:

Nicosia: Nicosia Municipality, Ayia Paraskevi, Ayios Dometios, Aglantzia, Akropoli, Dali (Industrial Area), Kokkines, Lakatamia, Latsia, Lykavitos, Makedonitissa, Pallouriotissa

Larnaca: Larnaca Municipality, Ayioi Anargyroi, Aradippou

Paphos: Paphos Municipality


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