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


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Romania's fixed-line telecoms market is evolving under the weight of competition and technological change. Implementation of EU Directives has opened the telecoms market to competition and implemented 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:

Government signs off on new NGN strategy; RomTelecom rebranded as Telekom Romania; government makes third attempt to sell its 46% stake in Telekom Romania; weakened currency contributing to decline in telecom market revenue; legislation passed to facilitate access to telco infrastructure and public spaces; Telekom Romania appoints new CEO; report update includes the regulator's market data for 2014; telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2015; recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:

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
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
8. Related reports
List of Tables and Charts and Exhibits
Table 1 Country statistics 2015 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2015 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2015 (e)
Table 4 Broadband statistics 2015 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2015 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 Telecom market revenue (RON) 2006 - 2011
Table 8 Mobile market revenue (US$) 2007 - 2014
Table 9 Telecom market investment (RON) 2005 - 2009
Table 10 Telecom market investment (US$) 2009 - 2014
Table 11 Revenue change (from base price) for telecom services 2006 - 2010
Table 12 Fixed-line traffic 2006 - 2014
Table 13 Wholesale lines available, by type 2008 - 2010
Table 14 Network interconnection rates 2006 - 2009
Table 15 CS and CPS providers, fixed network 2008 - 2013
Table 16 CS and CPS lines 2008 - 2014
Table 17 Annual fixed number portings 2008 - 2014
Table 18 Fixed number portings as share of total lines 2008 - 2014
Table 19 Fixed-line market share by subscribers 2008 - 2014
Table 20 Fixed-lines, by operator 2008 - 2014
Table 21 Alternative operator fixed-line subscribers 2012 - 2014
Table 22 Telekom Romania fixed-line revenue 2005 - 2015
Table 23 Telekom Romania fixed-line telephony subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 24 Telekom Romania broadband and TV subscribers 2011 - 2015
Table 25 Alternative operator fixed lines 2012 - 2014
Table 26 Alternative operator fixed-line subscribers 2012 - 2014
Table 27 Historical Fixed lines in service and teledensity (by population) 2000 - 2004
Table 28 Fixed lines in service and teledensity (by population) 2005 - 2015
Table 29 Total international Internet bandwidth 2000 - 2014
Chart 1 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2015
Exhibit 1 The EU regulatory framework for communications
Exhibit 2 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview

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