Even if difficult economic conditions maintained in the second half of 2010, mobile telephony, internet and television services posted growth during this period, according to Eduard Lovin, Executive Manager for Regulations in ANCOM (The National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications).
In the second part of last year, internet access services continued to post growth, even though lower than in the previous period.
Mobile broadband internet connections increased by 21 percent up to 4 million, of which 1 million represented connections via modems/cards/USB.
The number of fixed internet connections reached 3 million, which represented 2 percent growth.
The total number of users of mobile telephony increased by 1 percent up to 24.6 million users.
The total voice traffic in the mobile telephony networks continued to grow up to 26.5 billion minutes, which is a 4 percent growth. However, this is three times less than the growth posted in the first part of 2010.
The average monthly voice traffic per active SIM card reached 3 hours and 1 minute. The monthly average number of sent SMS maintained at 27 SMS. At the same time, the average duration of a call in the mobile telephony networks is 2 minutes and 12 seconds.
In the landline telephony, the number of telephone lines decreased by 4 percent, the number of subscribers decreased by 4 percent. The total traffic decreased by 7 percent and the average duration of a voice call decreased by 2 percent.
The number of TV subscribers has increased by 2 percent up to 5.74 million. This growth was based on a 5 percent growth in the number of DTH subscribers. The number of cable subscribers decreased by 1 percent. The number of IPTV subscribers increased by 135 percent but their weight in the total ratio of TV subscribers remains very low- only 0.5 percent.
At the end of 2010, Romania had 2.8 million subscribers to digital television services, which represented a 7 percent growth compared to the first half of the year.