Romania’s mobile communications market is served by five mobile network operators utilising a mixture of GSM, CDMA and WCDMA technologies. Current penetration levels indicate saturation although multiple SIM-card ownership is evident. Mobile broadband is widely available following the launch of 3G networks, with competition making services increasingly affordable. 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.
New EU roaming tariffs come into effect; RCS&RDS upgrades its mobile broadband speeds to 14.4Mb/s in 20 cities; regulator reduces fixed-line and mobile termination rates for 2012; Orange and Vodafone have licences extended by one year; Ministry of Defence encouraged to release 800MHz and 2600MHz spectrum for commercial LTE; Orange extends HSPA+ network; regulator issues guidelines on MVNO market entry; Cosmote reports fall in revenue in 2011; regulator prepares for late-2012 auction of 4G frequencies; regulator’s market data for 2011; telco operating and financial data to June 2012, market updates to mid-2012.