friday, april 28 2017
DSL Access (i-choice) ADSL Platform
DSL ACCESS (I-CHOICE)
Note: I-choice is now renamed to DSL Access
The Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CYTA) is the main telecom carrier in Cyprus, owned partly by the government, and until recently it had a monopoly of this sector.
I-choice, recently renamed to DSL Access, is an ADSL Platform only. You will also need to buy a connection package from an Internet Service Provider.
CYTA owns most of the telecom infrastructure in Cyprus and its ADSL service has the widest coverage. If you live in a rural area then i-choice is the only ADSL platform that might be available. To find out if i-choice is available in your area visit the i-choice coverage map and enter your telephone number in the input box at the lower left corner of the page. If you do not have a fixed phone yet, you can select your district in the map to see if your area is listed. Note: The above mentioned website will tell you whether the telephone exchange of your area is quipped with the necessary ADSL technology. This doesn't necessarily mean that ADSL will be available to you since this depends on other factors, such as the distance of your home from the telephone exchange and the quality of your telephone line.
For the i-choice platform there is a one time installation fee and a monthly rental fee. The installation can be done by CYTA or, in the case of home users, you may do a self installation by obtaining the necessary equipment and an installation guide from one of the cytashops available in all districts.
Internet Services Providers offering Internet connectivity over the i-choice platform
The table below lists all ISPs that offer ADSL services by utilizing CYTA's i-choice platform. A price comparison of some of the most popular products for home users is done here. Click on the name of an ISP to see more details as well as read and write reviews about them.
CytaVision (Digital TV)
CytaVision (formerly known as Mivision) is the Digital TV option available to the subscribers of i-choice. Installation of CytaVision costs €98.24 and the monthly fee is an additional €23 (full pack) or €11.50 (Value Pack) added to your i-choice bill. By paying extra fees you can gain access to premium channels and movies on demand and play games with the included game-pad.
To obtain the i-choice service a pre-requisite is to have at your premises a fixed phone line provided by CYTA. The cost of telephone connection with CYTA is €117.30 (once off) with a monthly subscription fee of €16.02. The other costs, for the i-choice platform and for the Internet Service Provider of your choice, are provided in the two tables above.
Pros and Cons of the i-choice platform
I-CHOICE USER REVIEWS