Romanian market growth continues

The electronic communications market in Romania was worth RON7.48 billion (€1.67 billion) in the first half of this year, according to data produced by the regulator Ancom.

This was 3.5% more than in the same period in 2011, with strong increases being seen in internet access (+16.2% to RON1.1 billion) and linear audiovisual media programme transmission to end-users (+2.6% to RON796 million).

As of mid-2012 there were a total of 5.5 million users of electronic communications service bundles (integrated services and tied services) in Romania, up by 68.8% on a year earlier, with the penetration rate per 100 households of these services reached 77.6%.

The number of double and triple play subscribers stood at 3.77 million (+105.5% year-on-year) and 1.73 million (+21.5% year-on-year) respectively.