Quoting data produced by Netograf.ro, the regulator ANCOM says that in 2019 the average download speed for fixed internet services at a national level was 148.95 Mbps, or 10% more than a year earlier. Meanwhile, fixed upload speeds increased by 8% to 110.73 Mbps. Average mobile down and upload speeds were meanwhile 24.79 Mbps and 12.63 Mbps respectively, each around 8% higher than a year earlier.
Orange offered the fastest average cable download speeds (500.03) Mbps in 2019. It was followed by RCS&RDS (282.81 Mbps), UPC Romania (201.28 Mbps), Telekom Romania (202.35 Mbps) and NetGen Communications (159.61 Mbps). Orange also offered the high average mobile download rates.
Commenting on the findings, ANCOM VP Eduard Lovin said: “The data transfer speeds achieved by users who performed tests through Netograf show us that, at national level, the capacity of networks has increased significantly in 2019 compared to previous years. It is largely the result of continued investment by operators both in the implementation of fiber optics and high-capacity network equipment, in the case of fixed internet, and in the implementation of 4G technologies at the level of radio access networks, in the case of mobile internet. We also saw this at the beginning of this year, in the context of isolation and work from home, when the fixed and mobile networks supported very well the traffic increases of approximately 25%”.