Romania - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
Romania’s broadband market benefits from effective infrastructure-based competition. Broadband platforms include widely accessible cable, micro LANs, DSL, wireless and fibre. The country’s fibre sector has become one of the strongest in Europe in recent years, with a rapidly growing share of the fixed-line broadband market by subscriber lines. As a result, the country has one of the highest FttP penetration rates in the region, with almost 70% of connections offering data above 100Mb/s by early 2019.
Increasing broadband take up is fostering the development of Romania’s internet society, encompassing e-commerce, e-government and e-health.
This report provides insights into Romania’s growing broadband market, covering technologies, the major players and market developments. Market analyses are supported by variety of statistics on fixed broadband penetration, as well as subscriber forecasts to 2024.
Orange Romania begins building its own fibre network;
Vodafone Romania signs fibre network access deal with Telekom Romania;
Five of seven RoNet project stages completed by October 2019;
Majority of fixed broadband connections accessing 100Mb/s or above;
Liberty Global sells UPC Romania unit to Vodafone Group;
Government secures €84 million EU funding to extend broadband to unconnected areas of the country;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2018, telco's operating and financial data to Q2 2019, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
UPC Romania, RCS&RDS, Telekom Romania
Table of Contents
Introduction and statistical overview
Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
Other fixed broadband services
Local Area Networks (LANs)
Appendix – Historic data
List of Tables
Table 1 – Development of fixed broadband population penetration, urban and rural – 2011 – 2018
Table 2 – Development of fixed broadband household penetration, urban and rural – 2011 – 2018
Table 3 – Growth in fixed broadband data traffic – 2012 – 2018
Table 4 – Change in the number of fixed broadband providers by access type – 2008 – 2018
Table 5 – Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by access type – 2008 – 2018
Table 6 – Change in the proportion of fixed broadband subscribers by access type – 2008 – 2019
Table 7 – Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers, and penetration rate – 2009 – 2024
Table 8 – Internet revenue by type (fixed and mobile) – 2013 – 2018
Table 9 – Increase in average monthly internet revenue by subscriber and household (fixed and mobile) – 2016 – 2018
Table 10 – Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by data speed – 2011 – 2018
Table 11 – Change in the proportion of fixed broadband subscribers by data speed (Mb/s) – 2011 – 2018
Table 12 – Growth in UPC Romania’s broadband subscriber base – 2006 – 2018
Paul has been a relentless advocate and tireless activist for making the world a more connected place.
His passion for broadband and his firm belief in its transformational impact on societies across the globe is unrivalled.
I am honoured to call Paul a friend and I trust he will keep up the fight for better broadband and better access to broadband for all people, wherever they live and whatever their background, into the future.
Senator Stephen Conroy, former Communications Minister and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate