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Romania - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

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 this is partly attributed to customers opting to have multiple SIM cards. 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, was acquired by Vodafone Group in May 2018 in a development which will greatly expand the convergence ambitions of Vodafone Romania. Other MNOs which have expanded into the fixed-line market include Orange Romania through a network sharing deal with Telekom Romania. Orange Romania's broadband services are available to more than 2.4 million premises across the country.

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.

Key developments:

Orange Romania conducts FWA 5G network trials, anticipates 5G as fixed-line broadband replacement from 2020;
Regulator outlines strategies for multiple spectrum award, proposes 2019 date for 470-790MHz band auction, reduces MNP charge;
Vodafone Romania trials NB-IoT, acquires UPC Romania;
Digi Mobil seeks collaboration with MNOs for 5G development;
Vodafone Romania's Supernet 4G+ service upgraded to provide data at up to 800Mb/s;
Orange Romania invests 500 million in its Romanian networks;
Lycamobile launches services as an MVNO;
Telekom Romania Mobile expands LTE service;
Regulator's 4G frequency auction brings in 682 million;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2017, State Statistics data for 2017, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Vodafone Romania, Orange Romania, Telekom Romania (Cosmote Romania), Digi Mobil, Telemobil.


1. Synopsis
2. Market analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics
4. Mobile infrastructure
4.1 Analogue networks
4.2 5G developments
4.3 4G (LTE)
4.4 3G
4.5 Other infrastructure developments
4.5.1 NB-IoT
5. Mobile voice
6. Mobile data
6.1 SMS and MMS
7. Mobile broadband
8. Regulatory issues
8.1 Licensing
8.1.1 UMTS (3G) licences
8.1.2 410MHz
8.1.3 900MHz
8.1.4 Multi-band auction - 2012
8.1.5 Multi-band auction - 2019
8.1.6 3400MHz-3800MHz
8.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
8.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
8.4 Roaming
8.5 Network sharing
8.6 Major mobile operators
8.6.1 Vodafone Romania
8.6.2 Orange Romania
8.6.3 Telekom Romania Mobile (formerly Cosmote Romania)
8.6.4 Digi Mobil
8.7 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
8.8 Mobile Virtual Network Aggregators (MVNAs)
9. Mobile content and applications
9.1.1 M-ticketing
9.1.2 M-banking
10. Related reports
Table 1 Historic Mobile subscribers (active SIM) and penetration rate 1997 - 2009
Table 2 Mobile subscribers (active SIM) and penetration rate 2010 2019
Table 3 Mobile market revenue 2013 - 2016
Table 4 Historic - Mobile market investment 2005 - 2012
Table 5 Ratio of active prepaid to active postpaid subscribers 2000 - 2017
Table 6 Prepaid cards in service 2009 - 2017
Table 7 Vodafone prepaid subscribers 2005 - 2018
Table 8 Telekom Romania prepaid subscribers 2008 2018
Table 9 Overview of provider services by technology 2018
Table 10 Mobile network (terminated) traffic 2009 - 2017
Table 11 Total MMS messages sent 2008 - 2018
Table 12 Total SMS messages sent 2005 - 2018
Table 13 SMS messages sent per subscriber 2004 - 2017
Table 14 Active mobile broadband subscribers 2008 - 2017
Table 15 Mobile internet and broadband connections by technology 2012 - 2017
Table 16 Proportion of mobile internet and broadband connections by technology 2015 - 2017
Table 17 Mobile internet connections via cards/USB 2008 - 2017
Table 18 Mobile broadband traffic 2011 - 2017
Table 19 Mobile broadband penetration by connection type 2010 2017
Table 20 Multi-spectrum auction results 2012
Table 21 Multi-spectrum auction results spectrum allocation 2012
Table 22 Annual mobile number portings 2008 - 2017
Table 23 European roaming charges 2007 2016
Table 24 European data roaming charges 2014 - 2017
Table 25 International roaming traffic 2012 - 2017
Table 26 Vodafone Romania subscribers 2008 - 2018
Table 27 Vodafone Romania voice traffic 2008 - 2016
Table 28 Vodafone Romania mobile data traffic 2016 - 2018
Table 29 Vodafone Romania ARPU 2008 - 2018
Table 30 Historic - Vodafone Romania revenue 2009 - 2015
Table 31 Vodafone Romania mobile service revenue 2014 - 2018
Table 32 Orange Romania subscribers 2007 - 2018
Table 33 Orange Romania blended ARPU 2008 - 2017
Table 34 Orange Romania revenue 2011 - 2018
Table 35 Telekom Romania mobile financial data 2006 - 2018
Table 36 Telekom Romania mobile financial data by quarter 2015 - 2018
Table 37 Telekom Romania mobile subscribers 2006 - 2018
Table 38 Telekom Romania Mobile Romania ARPU 2006 - 2018
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers (active SIM) and penetration rate 2005 2019
Chart 2 Vodafone Romania ARPU 2008 2018

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