Romania Telecommunications Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecommunications industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast Scenario, Telecommunications Risk Reward Index, Market Overview, Regulatory Environment, Company Profiles and Competitive

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BMI View : We have made only minor forecast revisions and in the Q416 update we retain our view that organic s ubscription-led growth is no longer possible in Romania's saturated mobile market . N etwork operators must instead deepen their relationships with existing customers, maximising monetis ation opportunities. 3G/4G uptake and technological adoption will show promise over the next few years out to 2020. A paucity of high-speed wireline broadband network s was a key driver in 3G uptake, but premium service usage is low , souring investor appetites. Demand for converged serv ices is growing, but ANCOM 's refusal to al low third parties to access cable operators' networks will impair further development. Orange Romania's latest foray into converged services is a welcome development and we believe that it could offer the carrier a variety of new revenue streams.

Broadband Shortfall Drives Demand For Basic 3G Services
Romania Mobile Market Forecasts
f = BMI forecast. Source: National sources, BMI

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

  • Mobile subscriptions decreased in H116, contrary to expectations, due to inactive shedding. We estimate 27.42mn subscriptions at the end of 2016, rising to only 27.67mn in 2020; ongoing efforts to eliminate inactive subscriptions will lead to variations in annual growth rates.

  • A lack of broadband infrastructure outside major population centres, plus ANCOM's reluctance to open the cable broadband networks of RCS&RDS and UPC Romania to third parties will weigh on wireline broadband expansion but will drive uptake of basic 3G mobile broadband services. 3G/4G subscriptions will grow from 18.7mn in 2015 to 25.99mn in 2020.

BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Romania 2013-2020)
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Central And Eastern Europe Industry Risk/Reward Index
Table: Central And Eastern Europe Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q3 2016
Romania Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Market Drivers & Trends
Wireline Voice & Broadband
Regulatory Development
Regulatory Overview
Table: Regulatory Body Responsibilities
Regulatory Development
Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Players in the Romanian Telecoms Markets
Table: Selected Operators Financial Indicators, 2008-2014, (USDmn)
Mobile Operator Data
Table: Total Market Romania
Table: Orange
Table: Vodafone
Table: Cosmote
Company Profile
Telekom Romania Communications
Telekom Romania Mobile
Vodafone Romania
Orange Romania
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Romania 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Romania 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Romania 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Romania 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Romania 1990-2025)
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

The Romania Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Romania's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Romania Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Romania.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Romania to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Romanian telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Romania's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Romania.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

  • Fixed-line Telephony – Telephone lines (‘000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony – Mobile phone subscribers (‘000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; and where available, 3G & 4G subscribers (‘000); 3G & 4G subscribers/100 inhabitants; 3G & 4G subscribers as a percentage of overall mobile market.
  • Internet Markets – Internet users (‘000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers (‘000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

BMI’s Telecommunications Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an Indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed-line and internet segments, broken down into:

  • Market Data – Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout – Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G & 4G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and valueadded handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content – The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators, including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
    Company Database – A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G & 4G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).

Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. Also covers the latest updates in the market’s development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.


The Telecommunications Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.