Fixed broadband average data transfer speeds 25% higher in 2020

18 Aug 2021

Romania’s National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has revealed the average download speed enjoyed by the country’s fixed broadband customers stood at 185.8Mbps in 2020, a rise of almost 25% compared with the previous year, while the upload speed remained constant at 111.4Mbps. The regulator noted the figures recorded by its speed testing platform reflect a 16% year-on-year increase in connections providing a downlink of at least 100Mbps, which accounted for 80% of the market at the end of 2020. These higher speeds resulted in average monthly data traffic per capita rising by more than 50% year-on-year to 44GB. The average download speeds achieved by mobile internet connections, meanwhile, remained stable at 24.2Mbps, although the average uplink fell by 19% to 10.2Mbps.