Romania’s telecoms regulator is forecasting that the market will grow by between 5% and 10% in 2009, following a double-digit rise in 2008. Liviu Nistoran, president of the National Regulatory Authority for Communications (ANC), says that growth stood at 16.7% in 2007. ‘We predict a two-figure market rise in 2008, with the most important sectors being the fixed broadband internet access and wireless internet, wireless data and mobile telephony,’ Nistoran told local newspaper Financiarul. ‘I believe the communications market will continue to develop in 2009 as well, but [at] a slower rate, due to the economic crisis. I am counting especially on the constant wireless internet growth, [with] WiMAX licences due to become operational next year,’ he added.