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Romania - Digital Media and Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts


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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 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.

Key developments:

Regulator sets fee for each of the five multiplex licences; 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 2012; operator data to Q4 2013; market developments to early 2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

UPC Romania, RCS&RDS, DigiTV, Boom TV, Dolce.


1. Synopsis
2. Internet market
2.1 Overview
3. Romania's emerging internet society
3.1 E-government
3.1.1 Infrastructure
3.2 E-health
4. Fixed broadband market
4.1 Overview
4.2 Government programs
4.3 Fixed broadband statistics
4.4 Cable modems
4.5 Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
4.6 Local Area Networks (LANs)
4.7 Fibre-to-the-Premise (FttP) networks
4.8 Wireless broadband
4.8.1 WiFi
4.8.2 WiMAX
4.9 Mobile broadband
5. Digital Media
5.1 Overview of digital media
5.2 Business models bundled services
6. Digital TV
6.1 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
6.2 Broadband TV (IPTV)
6.3 Cable TV (CATV)
6.3.1 UPC Romania
6.3.2 RCS&RDS
6.4 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
6.4.1 DigiTV
6.4.2 Focus Sat/UPC
6.4.3 Digital Cable System (DCS)/Max TV
6.4.4 Boom TV
6.4.5 Dolce
6.4.6 Freesat
6.4.7 Other developments
7. Forecasts
7.1 Fixed broadband forecasts 2010 - 2013; 2020
7.1.1 Scenario 1 stronger broadband subscriber growth
7.1.2 Scenario 2 slower broadband subscriber growth
7.1.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
8. Related reports
Table 1 Fixed broadband traffic 2011 - 2012
Table 2 Internet users, subscribers and penetration 1999 - 2013
Table 3 Fixed broadband providers by access type 2008 - 2012
Table 4 Fixed broadband subscribers by access type 2008 - 2013
Table 5 Proportion of fixed broadband subscribers by access type 2008 - 2012
Table 6 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2002 - 2014
Table 7 Internet access revenue 2008 - 2013
Table 8 Fixed broadband subscribers by data speed 2011 - 2012
Table 9 Proportion of fixed broadband subscribers by data speed 2011 - 2012
Table 10 UPC Romania broadband subscribers 2006 - 2013
Table 11 Cable broadband subscribers by access type 2008 - 2012
Table 12 RomTelecom broadband subscribers 2005 - 2013
Table 13 Fibre broadband subscribers by type 2011 - 2012
Table 14 WiFi hotspot locations 2008 - 2013
Table 15 Mobile broadband connections 2008 2013
Table 16 Mobile broadband penetration by connection type 2010 2012
Table 17 Revenue from audiovisual services 2008 - 2013
Table 18 Bundled service subscribers by type 2011 - 2012
Table 19 Digital TV subscribers by platform 2009 2012
Table 20 IPTV subscribers 2008 2014
Table 21 CATV subscribers, analogue and digital 2008 2014
Table 22 UPC Romania homes passed 2006 - 2013
Table 23 UPC Romania subscribers by service type 2006 - 2013
Table 24 Satellite TV subscribers 2008 2014
Table 25 Dolce subscribers 2007 - 2012
Table 26 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers higher growth scenario 2010 - 2013; 2020
Table 27 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers lower growth scenario 2010 - 2013; 2020
Chart 1 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2002 2014
Chart 2 Cable broadband subscribers by access type 2008 2012
Chart 3 UPC subscribers by service type 2006 2013
Exhibit 1 Overview of digital media

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