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 also 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 raises €682 million at 2012 spectrum auction; government secures €84 million EU funding to extend broadband to unconnected areas of the country; UPC Romania extends 120Mb/s Business Fiber Power to 13 cities; low rural PC use holds up broadband take-up; regulator’s market data to H1 2012; operator data to Q4 2012; market developments to April 2013.