Revenues on the electronic communications services market reached RON 8 billion in the first half of the year

Aurel Dragan 14/12/2018 | 13:17

Revenues generated by electronic communications services amounted to RON 8 billion in the first half of this year. Income generated by the provision of fixed and mobile Internet services grew by 3 percent in this period and accounted for 31 percent of the total market revenue, according to ANCOM Data.

Although it is down 6 percent, revenue from mobile telephony services continues to have the highest revenue share of 37 percent, while fixed telephony market revenues and the provision of TV relay programs represent 11 percent of the total market.

Expressed in euros, total revenue was approximately EUR 1.7 billion, down 5 percent.

The monthly income per capita obtained from the provision of electronic communications networks and services was RON 66.3, of which RON 24.7 represents the monthly income per inhabitant obtained from the provision of mobile telephony services, RON 20.6 from the provision of fixed and mobile Internet access services and RON 7.6 and RON 7.5 from the provision of fixed telephony and TV relay services.

In the first half of this year there were 22.2 million active mobile users (-2 percent), of which 12.3 million (+ 2 percent) were subscriber-based users and 9.9 million (-4 percent) users had active prepaid cards. Depending on the number of active SIM cards at the end of June, the market leader had a market share of 39 percent, the main competitor 30 percent, the next competitor 18 percent, the other suppliers 13 percent.

In the first half of 2018, on average, a resident initiated voice calls totaling 4 hours and 51 minutes and sent 59 messages monthly. The average call duration was 2 minutes and 45 seconds.

Fixed telephony  

The fixed telephony market continues to decline, both in terms of number of access lines (-3 percent, up to 3.8 million) and number of subscribers (-4 percent to 3.2 million) . On June 30, 2018, the fixed telephony penetration rate per 100 households was 40 percent.

The monthly average per capita voice traffic continued to decline, reaching 10 minutes, less than 1 minute from the average for the previous semester, and a call had an average duration of 2 minutes and 53 seconds.

Depending on the number of subscribers on 30 June 2018, the market leader had a market share of 44 percent, the main competitor 35 percent, the next competitor 15 percent, the other suppliers 5 percent.

TV

The number of subscribers to TV rebroadcast services provided counter-cost is constantly held in the first half of this year at 7.45 million. Depending on the support used, 5.04 million users were subscribed to cable networks (+ 1 percent), 2.28 million were receiving satellite TV relay services (-2 percent), and 0.13 million by IPTV (+ 8 percent).

Depending on the number of subscribers on 30 June 2018, the TV market leader had a market share of 48 percent, the main competitor was 20%, the next competitor was 18 percent, the other suppliers accounted for 14 percent.

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