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Romania - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses


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Romania - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Romania's fixed-line telecoms market is evolving under the weight of competition and technological change. The implementation of EU Directives opened the telecoms market to competition and brought about a regulatory framework designed to foster effective competition. Alternative operators have launched competing services in the liberalised fixed-line voice market, with cable TV operators the most successful to date. Alternative operators and the incumbent have invested in network capacity upgrades due to the shift towards offering broadband services.
This report provides an insight into Romania's developing telecommunications market, covering regulatory developments, major players and fixed-line infrastructure, and offering a variety of statistics.

Key developments:

Telecom regulator removes wholesale internet access obligations; government signs off on new NGN strategy; government makes third attempt to sell its 46% stake in Telekom Romania; legislation passed to facilitate access to telco infrastructure and public spaces; government proposes 1% teleco tax on pay TV and broadband services; report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2016, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

RCS&RDS, UPC Romania, GTS Telecom, Telekom Romania, SN Radiocomunicatii.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Historical overview
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historic overview
5.1.1 EU regulatory framework
5.1.2 Revised NFR
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.4 Privatisation
5.5 Access
5.6 Interconnect
5.7 Carrier Selection and Carrier PreSelection
5.8 Number Portability (NP)
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Telekom Romania Communications (RomTelecom)
6.3 Alternative operators
6.3.1 RCS&RDS
6.3.2 UPC Romania
6.3.3 GTS Telecom
6.3.4 SN Radiocomunicatii (Radiocom)
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.1.1 Telekom Romania
7.1.2 Alternative operators
7.2 International infrastructure
7.3 Wholesale
8. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2016 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2016 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2016 (e)
Table 4 Broadband statistics 2016 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2016 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 Telecom market revenue 2013 - 2015
Table 8 Telecom market investment 2005 - 2014
Table 9 Telecom market investment (US$) 2006 - 2014
Table 10 Fixed-line traffic 2006 - 2016
Table 11 CS and CPS providers, fixed network 2008 - 2016
Table 12 CS and CPS lines 2008 - 2016
Table 13 Annual fixed number portings 2008 - 2016
Table 14 Fixed-line market share by subscribers 2008 - 2016
Table 15 Fixed-lines, by operator 2008 - 2016
Table 16 Telekom Romania fixed-line revenue 2005 - 2016
Table 17 Telekom Romania fixed-line telephony subscribers 2006 - 2016
Table 18 Telekom Romania broadband and TV subscribers 2011 - 2016
Table 19 Alternative operator fixed lines 2012 - 2016
Table 20 Alternative operator fixed-line subscribers 2012 - 2016
Table 21 Historical Fixed lines in service and teledensity (by population) 2000 - 2009
Table 22 Fixed lines in service and teledensity (by population) 2010 - 2017
Table 23 Fixed-line subscribers 2014 - 2017
Table 24 International internet bandwidth 2000 - 2015
Chart 1 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2017
Exhibit 1 The EU regulatory framework for communications
Exhibit 2 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview

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