Romania - Digital Media and Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts
Romania's broadband market has grown rapidly due to strong infrastructure-based competition. Broadband platforms include widely accessible cable TV, micro LANs, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), wireless and fibre. The country's fibre sector has become one of the strongest in Europe in recent years. Increasing broadband take up is fostering development of Romania's internet society, encompassing e-commerce, e-government and e-health. Digital TV is available via cable TV, satellite and digital terrestrial TV, with the satellite-based digital pay-TV operators instrumental in driving digital TV uptake. DTTV developments are progressing following the approval of a DTTV migration strategy. This report provides an insight into Romania's growing broadband and broadcasting market, covering the technologies, the major players and market developments, in addition to a variety of statistics and forecasts on fixed broadband penetration.
Regulator awards licences for three multiplexes; UPC to extend 200Mb/s service across the network by end-2014; RCS&RDS launched 1Gb/s service; regulator raises 682 million at spectrum auction; government secures 84 million EU funding to extend broadband to unconnected areas of the country; low rural PC use holds up broadband take-up; regulator's market data for 2013; operator data to Q1 2014; market developments to mid-2014.