Romania - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
Romania’s mobile market is served by four network operators, three of which are the local subsidiaries of the major regional players Vodafone Group, Orange Group and Deutsche Telekom. Penetration rates are average for the region, though this is partly attributed to customers opting to have multiple SIM cards. Mobile broadband growth has been strong following network investments which have extended the reach of LTE services.
One of the largest broadband players, UPC Romania, was acquired by Vodafone Group in May 2018 in a development which will greatly expand the convergence ambitions of Vodafone Romania. Other MNOs which have expanded into the fixed-line market include Orange Romania through a network sharing deal with Telekom Romania. Orange Romania’s broadband services are available to more than 2.4 million premises across the country.
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.
Orange Romania conducts FWA 5G network trials, anticipates 5G as fixed-line broadband replacement from 2020;
Regulator outlines strategies for multiple spectrum award, proposes 2019 date for 470-790MHz band auction, reduces MNP charge;
Vodafone Romania trials NB-IoT, acquires UPC Romania;
Digi Mobil seeks collaboration with MNOs for 5G development;
Vodafone Romania’s Supernet 4G+ service upgraded to provide data at up to 800Mb/s;
Orange Romania invests €500 million in its Romanian networks;
Lycamobile launches services as an MVNO;
Telekom Romania Mobile expands LTE service;
Regulator’s 4G frequency auction brings in €682 million;
Report update includes the regulator’s market data to December 2017, State Statistics data for 2017, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.