Romanian mobile penetration up

9 May 2008

Romanian telecoms regulator ANRCTI, said on Thursday that the country’s mobile phone penetration rate had risen to 106.2% at the end of 2007. This represents a steady increase from a figure of around 80% at the end of 2006. Telegeography’s GlobalComms database reports that the Romanian wireless market has taken on the appearance of a two-horse race, with Vodafone and Orange carving up the vast majority of subscribers between them. However, new 3G licences were granted in 2007 and may lead to greater competition in the market.