Competition on the telecom market will sharpen after cut in termination and roaming rates and launch of 4G/4G+ speeds, according to ANCOM

Newsroom 09/04/2014 | 14:07

The introduction of new technologies, better coverage and higher data transfer speeds after the new spectrum licenses have come into force will mark the changes that will take place this year on the telecom market, said Eduard Lovin, executive director of telecom watchdog ANCOM during the ZF Mobilio event on April 9.

One of the factors that will lead to a fierce competition on the mobile telephony market is the cut in termination rates.

The axing of roaming tariffs will also drive the growth in the use of services in roaming within the EU space.

Also, one can expect a surge of mobile internet connections, corroborated with a growth in the usage of services at very high speeds of 4G/4G +

At the end of 2013, there were 22.9 million active mobile telephony users, representing a 0.3 percent annual growth.

The number of subscribers has remained constant, while the voice traffic has gone up to 63.3 billion minutes, representing 3.3 percent more than in 2012.

Approximately 75 percent of high-speed internet mobile connections take place via postpay offers or internet dedicated options. This refers to connections via mobile phones and modems/USB cards.

Last year, there were 9.6 million active connections to mobile broadband internet, representing a 35 percent annual growth.

Also, ANCOM registered 11.1 million terminals/ SIM cards allowing access to mobile broadband via EV-DO, 3G/3G+ and 4G technologies, representing 27 percent annual growth.

Otilia Haraga







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