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Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews - Romania

Romania - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

Romania's fixed-line telecoms market is evolving under the weight of competition and technological change. Implementation of EU Directives has opened the telecoms market to competition and implemented a regulatory framework designed to foster effective competition. Alternative operators have launched competing services in the liberalised fixed-line voice market, with cable TV operators the most successful to date. Alternative operators and the incumbent have invested in network capacity upgrades due to the shift towards offering broadband services. This report provides an insight into Romania's developing telecommunications market, covering regulatory developments, major players, fixed-line infrastructure and offering a variety of statistics.

Key developments:

RomTelecom prepares to be renamed under Deutsche Telekom's T- brand; government makes third attempt to sell its 46% stake in RomTelecom; weakened currency contributing to decline in telecom market revenue; legislation passed to facilitate access to telco infrastructure and public spaces; RomTelecom unites services under the Dolce brand, appoints new CEO; regulator's 2013 market data; telcos' operating and financial data to Q1 2014; market developments to mid-2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

RCS & RDS, UPC Romania, GTS Telecom, RomTelecom, SN Radiocomunicatii.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Economic background
3.2 Overview of Romania's telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Overview
4.1.1 EU regulatory framework
4.1.2 Revised NFR
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.2.1 National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM)
4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Romania
4.3.1 Privatisation
4.3.2 Access
4.3.3 Interconnect
4.3.4 Carrier Selection and Carrier PreSelection
4.3.5 Number Portability (NP)
5. Fixed network operators in Romania
5.1 Overview of operators
5.2 RomTelecom
5.3 Alternative operators
5.3.1 RCS&RDS
5.3.2 UPC
5.3.3 GTS Telecom
5.3.4 SN Radiocomunicatii (Radiocom)
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.1.1 RomTelecom
6.1.2 Alternative operators
6.2 International infrastructure
7. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2013 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2013 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2014 (e)
Table 4 Broadband statistics 2014 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2014 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 Telecom market revenue (RON) 2006 - 2014
Table 8 Telecom market revenue () 2010 - 2014
Table 9 Telecom market investment (RON) 2005 - 2013
Table 10 Revenue change (from base price) for telecom services 2006 - 2010
Table 11 Revenue by telecom sector 2011 - 2012
Table 12 Wholesale lines available, by type 2008 - 2010
Table 13 Network interconnection rates 2006 - 2009
Table 14 CS and CPS providers, fixed network 2008 - 2013
Table 15 CS and CPS lines 2008 - 2013
Table 16 Annual fixed number portings 2008 - 2013
Table 17 Fixed number portings as share of total lines 2008 - 2013
Table 18 Fixed-line market share by traffic 2008 - 2012
Table 19 Fixed-line market share by subscribers 2008 - 2012
Table 20 Fixed-lines, by operator 2008 - 2012
Table 21 RomTelecom fixed-line revenue 2005 - 2014
Table 22 RomTelecom fixed-line telephony subscribers 2006 - 2014
Table 23 RomTelecom broadband and TV subscribers 2011 - 2014
Table 24 Historical Fixed lines in service and teledensity (by population) 2000 - 2004
Table 25 Fixed lines in service and teledensity (by population) 2005 - 2014
Table 26 Total international Internet bandwidth 2000 - 2012
Chart 1 Telecom market value (RON) 2006 2014
Chart 2 Wholesale lines available, by type 2008 - 2010
Chart 3 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2014
Exhibit 1 The EU regulatory framework for communications
Exhibit 2 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview

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