Romania’s broadband internet connections was up 7 percent in 2013, to some 3.8 million, and around 60 percent of them ensured a data speed of over 30 Mbps, according to the communication regulation agency ANCOM. Most of these connections – 3.5 million – were for individuals, while 0.34 million for corporations and firms.
Around 1 million connections were installed in rural areas, which continued their catching up and their dynamic increase – 13 percent year-on-year. The number of connections in urban areas – 2.8 million – were only 5 percent up year-on-year.
Regarding types of infrastructure, UTP/FTP cable reached almost 2.1 million (+6%), coaxial cable 540,000 (+18%) and xDSL, on copper support, 1 million (-4%). Significantly, 97% (3.7 million) the total fixed broadband internet access connections were provided by means of technologies involving the use of fibre optic up to a point close to the location of the end-user (94% of the total connections) or up to their home (3%), which allows for offering high data transfer speeds of more than 30 Mbps. Source
This presentation was given at the 2009 CEE Telecom in Romania and discusses whether the potential for expansion in the telecoms market has come to an end or is there still room for future growth. Following an analysis of the current market trends a …