Romania - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
Romania's mobile market is served by four network operators, three of which are the local subsidiaries of the major regional players Vodafone Group, Orange Group and Deutsche Telekom. Penetration rates are average for the region though the number of subscribers has fallen in recent years as fewer customers opt for multiple SIM card ownership. Mobile broadband growth has been strong following network investments which have extended the reach of LTE services. One of the largest broadband players, UPC Romania, planned to launch as an MVNO in 2018. MNOs have also expanded into the fixed-line market: through a network sharing deal with Telekom Romania, Orange Romania provides bundled services to its subscribers, and in late 2016 the company launched FttP services offering data at up to 1Gb/s. This report provides a concise overview of Romania's growing mobile market, covering market developments, as well as profiling the major operators and offering a variety of financial and performance statistics. It also provides an update on spectrum auctions and regulatory developments.
Digi Mobil reaches 1.52Gb/s in trials, contracts Ericsson to deploy 5G-enabled equipment; operators secure spectrum in the 3.4GHz band; Vodafone Romania's Supernet 4G+ service upgraded to provide data at up to 800Mb/s; MNOs fined for failing on coverage obligations; Orange Romania invests 500 million in its Romanian networks; Lycamobile launches services as an MVNO; Vodafone expands fixed-line voice and broadband offerings to retail customers; Telekom Romania Mobile launches commercial LTE service; Ministry of Defence encouraged to release 800MHz and 2600MHz spectrum for LTE use; UPC Romania planning launch as an MVNO in 2018; MNOs expand m-ticketing functionalities; regulator auctions 4G frequencies, bringing in 682 million; report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2017, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2017, recent market developments.