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

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

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.

Key developments:

Third round of licenses for DTT broadcasting initiated; UPC Romania launches free shared WiFi network for subscribers; Telecom Romania launches 1Gb/s FttP service in 13 cities; RoNet rural broadband program gets under way; regulator awards licences for three multiplexes; UPC extends 200Mb/s service across the network; 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 updates; operator data to Q4 2014; recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:

UPC Romania, RCS&RDS, Telecom Romania, 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-Premises (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 - 2013
Table 2 Internet users, subscribers and penetration 1999 - 2014
Table 3 Fixed broadband providers by access type 2008 - 2013
Table 4 Fixed broadband subscribers by access type 2008 - 2013
Table 5 Proportion of fixed broadband subscribers by access type 2008 - 2013
Table 6 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2002 - 2015
Table 7 Internet access revenue 2008 - 2013
Table 8 Fixed broadband subscribers by data speed 2011 - 2013
Table 9 Proportion of fixed broadband subscribers by data speed 2011 - 2013
Table 10 UPC Romania broadband subscribers 2006 - 2014
Table 11 Cable broadband subscribers by access type 2008 - 2013
Table 12 Telecom Romania broadband subscribers 2005 - 2014
Table 13 Fibre broadband subscribers by type 2011 - 2013
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 Mobile broadband traffic 2011 - 2013
Table 18 Revenue from audiovisual services 2008 - 2013
Table 19 Bundled service subscribers by type 2011 - 2012
Table 20 Digital TV subscribers by platform 2009 2013
Table 21 IPTV subscribers 2008 2014
Table 22 Cable TV providers 2011 - 2013
Table 23 CATV subscribers, analogue and digital 2008 2014
Table 24 UPC Romania homes passed 2006 - 2014
Table 25 UPC Romania subscribers by service type 2006 - 2014
Table 26 Satellite TV subscribers 2008 2014
Table 27 Telecom Romania (Dolce) TV subscribers 2007 2014
Table 28 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers higher growth scenario 2010 - 2013; 2020
Table 29 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers lower growth scenario 2010 - 2013; 2020
Chart 1 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2002 2015
Chart 2 Cable broadband subscribers by access type 2008 2013
Chart 3 UPC subscribers by service type 2006 2014
Exhibit 1 Overview of digital media

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