Romania - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Romania - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Romania's broadband market benefits from effective infrastructure-based competition. Broadband platforms include widely accessible cable, micro LANs, DSL, wireless and fibre. The country's fibre sector has become one of the strongest in Europe in recent years, with a rapidly growing share of the fixed-line broadband market by subscriber lines. As a result, the country has one of the highest FttP penetration rates in the region, with almost 70% of connections offering data above 100Mb/s by early 2019.

Increasing broadband take up is fostering the development of Romania's internet society, encompassing e-commerce, e-government and e-health.

This report provides insights into Romania's growing broadband market, covering technologies, the major players and market developments. Market analyses are supported by variety of statistics on fixed broadband penetration, as well as subscriber forecasts to 2024

Key developments:

Orange Romania begins building its own fibre network;
Vodafone Romania signs fibre network access deal with Telekom Romania;
Five of seven RoNet project stages completed by October 2019;
Majority of fixed broadband connections accessing 100Mb/s or above;
Liberty Global sells UPC Romania unit to Vodafone Group;
Government secures 84 million EU funding to extend broadband to unconnected areas of the country;
Report update includes the regulators market data to December 2018, telcos operating and financial data to Q2 2019, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

UPC Romania, RCS&RDS, Telekom Romania


  • Synopsis
  • Introduction and statistical overview
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Development of fixed broadband population penetration, urban and rural – 2011 – 2018
      • Table Development of fixed broadband household penetration, urban and rural – 2011 – 2018
      • Table Growth in fixed broadband data traffic – 2012 – 2018
      • Table Change in the number of fixed broadband providers by access type – 2008 – 2018
      • Table Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by access type – 2008 – 2018
      • Table Change in the proportion of fixed broadband subscribers by access type – 2008 – 2019
      • Table Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers, and penetration rate – 2009 – 2024
      • Table Internet revenue by type (fixed and mobile) – 2013 – 2018
      • Table Increase in average monthly internet revenue by subscriber and household (fixed and mobile) – 2016 – 2018
      • Table Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by data speed – 2011 – 2018
      • Table Change in the proportion of fixed broadband subscribers by data speed (Mb/s) – 2011 – 2018
  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
    • Table Growth in UPC Romania's broadband subscriber base – 2006 – 2018
    • Table Vodafone Romania fixed broadband subscribers – 2016 – 2019
    • Table Change in the number of cable broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • Table Increase in the number of Orange Romania's broadband subscribers – 2016 – 2019
    • Table Change in the number of DSL broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018
    • Table Change in the number of Telecom Romania's broadband subscribers – 2005 – 2019
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • Table Change in the number of fibre broadband subscribers by type – 2011 – 2018
    • Table Change in the proportion of fibre broadband subscribers by type – 2016 – 2018
  • Other fixed broadband services
    • LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (LANS)
    • FIXED WIRELESS
      • Wi-Fi
        • Table Increase in the number of Wi-Fi hotspot locations – 2008 – 2018
      • WiMAX
  • Digital economy
    • E-GOVERNMENT
      • Infrastructure
    • E-HEALTH
  • Appendix – Historic data
    • Table Historic - Internet users, subscribers and penetration – 1999 – 2015
    • Table Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 – 2009
    • Table Historic - Cable broadband subscribers – 2003 – 2009
    • Table Historic - DSL broadband subscribers – 2003 – 2009
    • Table Historic - Fixed wireless broadband subscribers – 2003 – 2017
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