Romania - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

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.

Key developments:

  • 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

    • Market analysis
    • Government programs
    • Broadband statistics
  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

  • Other fixed broadband services

    • Local Area Networks (LANs)
    • Fixed wireless
      • Wi-Fi
      • WiMAX
  • Digital economy

    • E-government
      • Infrastructure
    • E-health
  • Appendix – Historic data

  • Related reports


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
  • Table 13 – Vodafone Romania fixed broadband subscribers – 2016 – 2019
  • Table 14 – Change in the number of cable broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 15 – Increase in the number of Orange Romania’s broadband subscribers – 2016 – 2019
  • Table 16 – Change in the number of DSL broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 17 – Change in the number of Telecom Romania’s broadband subscribers – 2005 – 2019
  • Table 18 – Change in the number of fibre broadband subscribers by type – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 19 – Change in the proportion of fibre broadband subscribers by type – 2016 – 2018
  • Table 20 – Increase in the number of Wi-Fi hotspot locations – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 21 – Historic - Internet users, subscribers and penetration – 1999 – 2015
  • Table 22 – Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 – 2009
  • Table 23 – Historic - Cable broadband subscribers – 2003 – 2009
  • Table 24 – Historic - DSL broadband subscribers – 2003 – 2009
  • Table 25 – Historic - Fixed wireless broadband subscribers – 2003 – 2017

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Development of fixed broadband population penetration, urban and rural – 2011 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Development of fixed broadband household penetration, urban and rural – 2011 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – Growth in fixed broadband data traffic – 2012 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Change in the number of fixed broadband providers by access type – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by access type – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Change in the proportion of fixed broadband subscribers by access type – 2008 – 2019
  • Chart 7 – Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers, and penetration rate – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 8 – Increase in average monthly internet revenue by subscriber and household (fixed and mobile) – 2016 – 2018
  • Chart 9 – Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by data speed – 2011 – 2018
  • Chart 10 – Change in the proportion of fixed broadband subscribers by data speed (Mb/s) – 2011 – 2018
  • Chart 11 – Growth in UPC Romania’s broadband subscriber base – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 12 – Change in the number of cable broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 13 – Increase in the number of Orange Romania’s broadband subscribers – 2016 – 2019
  • Chart 14 – Change in the number of DSL broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 15 – Change in the number of Telecom Romania’s broadband subscribers – 2005 – 2019
  • Chart 16 – Change in the number of fibre broadband subscribers by type – 2011 – 2018
  • Chart 17 – Change in the proportion of fibre broadband subscribers by type – 2016 – 2018
  • Chart 18 – Increase in the number of Wi-Fi hotspot locations – 2008 – 2018

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Number of pages 53

Status Current

Last updated 30 Oct 2019
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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