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

Synopsis

Romania’s telecoms market continues to evolve under the dynamics of competition and technological change. Alternative operators have launched competing services in the fixed-line voice market, with cable TV operators such as UPC Romania being particularly successful in attracting new customers. The market overall continues to evolve with operators expanding into the provision of multiple services. To this end Vodafone Group acquired Liberty Global’s local unit UPC Romania in July 2019, thus allowing Vodafone Romania to compete more effectively with the service offerings from Orange Romania and Telekom Romania. All operators are investing in network capacity upgrades in response to the shift towards offering IP-delivered content.

This report provides an overview of Romania’s fast-developing telecommunications market, covering regulatory developments, major players and fixed-line infrastructure, and offering a variety of operational and financial statistics.

Key developments:

  • Deutsche Telekom secures approval for sale of stake in Telekom Romania;
  • Telekom Romania begins dismantling parts of its legacy copper network;
  • Legislation passed to facilitate access to telco infrastructure and public spaces;
  • Government signs off on new NGN strategy;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2018, State Statistics data for 2018, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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

Table of Contents

  • Key statistics

  • Regional European Market Comparison

    • Europe Telecom Maturity Index by tier
      • Market Leaders
      • Market Challengers
      • Market Emergents
    • TMI versus GDP
    • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
    • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration
  • Telecommunications market

    • Overview and statistics
  • Regulatory environment

    • Historic overview
    • Regulatory authority
    • Telecom sector liberalisation
    • Privatisation
    • Access
    • Interconnect
    • Carrier Selection and Carrier PreSelection
    • Number Portability (NP)
  • Fixed network operators

    • Introduction
    • Telekom Romania
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • Overview of the national telecom network
      • Telekom Romania
      • Alternative operators
    • International infrastructure
    • Wholesale
    • Smart infrastructure
  • Appendix – Historic data

  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Romania – 2019 (e)
  • Table 2 – Increase in telecom market revenue – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 3 – Change in the share of telecom market revenue by type – 2016 – 2018
  • Table 4 – Change in retail and wholesale fixed-line market revenue – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Decline in average monthly fixed-line revenue by subscriber and household – 2016 – 2018
  • Table 6 – Decline in fixed-line traffic by type – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 7 – CS and CPS providers, fixed network – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 8 – Change in the number of annual fixed number portings – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 9 – Decline in Telekom Romania’s share of fixed lines in service – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 10 – Decline in the number of fixed-lines in service, by operator – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 11 – Decline in the number of fixed-line subscribers – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 12 – Decline in Telekom Romania’s fixed-line revenue – 2005 – 2019
  • Table 13 – Change in the number of Telekom Romania’s fixed. broadband and TV subscribers – 2011 – 2019
  • Table 14 – Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2009 – 2024
  • Table 15 – Increase in international internet bandwidth – 2009 – 2016
  • Table 16 – Historic – Fixed lines in service and teledensity (by population) – 2000 – 2009
  • Table 17 – Historic - International internet bandwidth – 2000 – 2009
  • Table 18 – Historic - CS and CPS lines – 2008 – 2017
  • Table 19 – Historic - Telekom Romania’s fixed-line telephony subscriber base – 2006 – 2009

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Europe Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Leaders (top tier)
  • Chart 2 – Europe Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Challengers (middle tier)
  • Chart 3 – Europe Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Emergents (bottom tier)
  • Chart 4 – Overall view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 5 – Europe - mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 6 – Scandinavia and Baltics: mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 7 – Northern Europe –mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 8 – Southern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 9 – Eastern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 10 – Scandinavia and Baltics fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 11 – Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 12 – Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 13 – Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 14 – Increase in telecom market revenue – 2013 – 2018
  • Chart 15 – Change in the share of telecom market revenue by type – 2016 – 2018
  • Chart 16 – Change in retail and wholesale fixed-line market revenue – 2014 – 2018
  • Chart 17 – Decline in average monthly fixed-line revenue by subscriber and household – 2016 – 2018
  • Chart 18 – Decline in fixed-line traffic by type – 2011 – 2018
  • Chart 19 – Change in the number of annual fixed number portings – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 20 – Decline in Telekom Romania’s share of fixed lines in service – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 21 – Decline in the number of fixed-lines in service, by operator – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 22 – Decline in the number of fixed-line subscribers – 2014 – 2018
  • Chart 23 – Decline in Telekom Romania’s fixed-line revenue – 2005 – 2019
  • Chart 24 – Change in the number of Telekom Romania’s fixed. broadband and TV subscribers – 2011 – 2019
  • Chart 25 – Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2009 – 2024

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 – Access, the local loop and unbundling – an overview

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Number of pages 67

Status Current

Last updated 30 Oct 2019
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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