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 about two-thirds of connections offering data above 100Mb/s.

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.

Key developments:

  • Vodafone Romania signs fibre network access deal with Telekom Romania;
  • Two-thirds of fixed broadband connections accessing 100Mb/s or above;
  • NetCity to increase Bucharest open access fibre network to 2,100km by 2020;
  • Telekom Romania expanding 1Gb/s FttP offering;
  • RCS&RDS launches free shared Wi-Fi network for subscribers;
  • Liberty Global sells UPC Romania unit to Vodafone Group;
  • RoNet rural broadband program delayed due to funding issues;
  • 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 2017, telco’s operating and financial data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

UPC Romania, RCS&RDS, Telekom Romania.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction and statistical overview
    • 2.1 Market analysis
    • 2.2 Government programs
    • 2.3 Broadband statistics
    • 2.4 Forecasts – fixed-line broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • 3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
  • 4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • 5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • 6. Other fixed broadband services
    • 6.1 Local Area Networks (LANs)
    • 6.2 Fixed wireless
      • 6.2.1 Wi-Fi
      • 6.2.2 WiMAX
    • 6.3 Videostreaming
  • 7. Digital economy
    • 7.1 E-government
      • 7.1.1 Infrastructure
    • 7.2 E-health
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Fixed broadband penetration, urban and rural – 2011 - 2017
  • Table 2 – Fixed broadband penetration of households, urban and rural – 2011 - 2017
  • Table 3 – Fixed broadband traffic – 2012 - 2017
  • Table 4 – Historic - Internet users, subscribers and penetration – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 5 – Internet users and penetration – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 6 – Fixed broadband providers by access type – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 7 – Fixed broadband subscribers by access type – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 8 – Proportion of fixed broadband subscribers by access type – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 9 – Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2018
  • Table 10 – Internet revenue by type (retail and wholesale) – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 11 – Fixed broadband subscribers by data speed (Mb/s) – 2011 – 2017
  • Table 12 – Proportion of fixed broadband subscribers by data speed (Mb/s) – 2011 - 2017
  • Table 13 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Table 14 – UPC Romania broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 15 – UPC Romania revenue – 2014 - 2017
  • Table 16 – Vodafone Romania fixed broadband subscribers – 2016 - 2018
  • Table 17 – Cable broadband subscribers – 2003 - 2017
  • Table 18 – Orange Romania broadband subscribers – 2016 - 2018
  • Table 19 – DSL broadband subscribers – 2003 - 2017
  • Table 20 – Telecom Romania broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 21 – Fibre broadband subscribers by type – 2011 - 2017
  • Table 22 – Wi-Fi hotspot locations – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 23 – Fixed wireless broadband subscribers – 2003 - 2017
  • Table 24 – IPTV subscribers – 2008 – 2017
  • Chart 1 – Internet users and penetration – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Fixed broadband subscribers by access type – 2008 – 2017
  • Chart 3 – Proportion of fixed broadband subscribers by access type – 2008 – 2017
  • Chart 4 – Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Proportion of fixed broadband subscribers by data speed (Mb/s) – 2011 – 2017
  • Chart 6 – Fibre broadband subscribers by type – 2011 – 2017

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Number of pages 24

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Last updated 6 Oct 2018
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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