Five companies – Orange, Vodafone, Romtelecom, Cosmote and RCS/RDS – accounted for 90% of revenues derived from telecom and TV services in Romania last year.
According to data sourced from the regulator ANCOM, Finance Ministry and Cosmote and published by ZF, Orange and Vodafone between them accounted for almost half of the total.
However, both saw their shares fall compared with those in 2008: that for Orange was down from 28.05% to 26.10%, while Vodafone saw its slump from 26.05% to 23.20%. Third placed Romtelecom performed better (up from 6.80% to 10.60%), as did RCS/RDS (up from 8.50% to 9.80%). Sixth-placed UPC saw its share fall from 3.05% to 2.90%, while Digital Cable Systems, in eighth place, saw its rise from 0.65% to 0.70%.
The total revenues for the top five companies in 2009 amounted to €4,010 million, a 13% reduction on the previous year. Romtelecom’s was down by 6% to €788 million, while RCS/RDS saw its rise by 1% to €391 million.