Romania

Digi, Huawei achieve 1.5Gbps download speeds during test
RCS&RDS recruits Ericsson to drive 5G, IoT network plans
EC opens investigation into Romanian call termination rates
Sales down but profits up at OTE Group
Telekom hit by ANCOM fine following number portability failures
Vodafone launches ‘Supernet 4.5G’ service
Vodafone to shut down M-Pesa mobile money service in December
RCS&RDS threatens to sue ANCOM over termination rates
RCS&RDS to launch VoLTE in conjunction with Samsung
Vodafone to launch fixed service in Romania
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Greek mobile growth boosts OTE in Q2
Ancom extends consultation on plans for 5G-suitable spectrum
RCS&RDS 4G network coverage expanded to 50% of Romanian population
Telekom Romania’s 'Ro-Net' project delayed by payment issues
Telekom Romania, Ericsson conduct 5G test
Orange LTE coverage reaches all urban areas in Romania
RCS&RDS sets final share price in record Bucharest IPO
Q1 sales hold steady at OTE
RCS&RDS sets price range for IPO in May
PineBridge preparing to sell majority stake in AKTA
RCS&RDS to float 25% stake on stock market next month
RCS&RDS plans to float 20%-30% stake on stock market in May
Direct One completes NetCity acquisition
Orange Romania 4G coverage now available in 6,723 localities
DT eyes sale of Romanian fixed, mobile ops?
Vodafone Romania, Huawei break 1.35Gbps speed barrier
Revenue growth at OTE but Q3 net profits fall
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
UPC Romania plans further network expansion, hints at MVNO launch timeframe
RCS&RDS (Digi) launching 2100MHz LTE this month
Vodafone Romania launches dual-carrier LTE-A in 372 localities; Orange expands quad-play packages nationwide
Bucharest’s NetCity shared fibre network changes ownership
OTE reports resilient group revenues in 2Q16
Digi raising its 4G game with 2100MHz coverage
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Romanian cellcos fined for failure to meet wireless broadband coverage targets
Orange Romania launches 1Gbps fibre service; Telekom expands LTE coverage via Orange network sharing
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Romania tells OTE to cut debt before allowing legal merger of Telekom Romania fixed/mobile units
OTE sees ‘headwinds’ affecting results this year; Q1 profit down 16%
No Digi-ty: RCS&RDS claims 2m users in both fixed broadband, post-paid mobile segments
RCS&RDS plans IPO in H2 2016, sources say
Orange Romania allows users to test 3CA LTE-A
Orange to deploy VoLTE, Wi-Fi Calling across Europe
EC supports Romania’s wholesale broadband local access deregulation
Telekom, Orange Romania seal fixed/mobile network access agreement
Alca-Lu upgrades Orange Romania's transport network to meet advanced 4G demand
ANCOM removes wholesale broadband access obligations; Orange, Vodafone aghast
Romanian unit drags down OTE results
Five 3.4GHz-3.8GHz winners paying EUR10.1m for licences
UPC Romania continues cableco buying spree; AKTA puts itself in shop window post-2016
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
All five Romanian 3400MHz-3800MHz applicants to receive licences
Strategy on selling government’s Telekom Romania stake delayed further
UPC Romania enters three new counties via organic and acquisitive growth
Five bids for 3400MHz-3800MHz licences; UPC not interested
Digi Mobil users get LTE in twelve cities
Government plan for divesting Telekom Romania stake due early October
Orange Romania launches VoLTE; Wi-Fi calling to follow
3.5GHz BWA licence applications due by 5 Oct
ANCOM reveals 3.4GHz-3.8GHz auction details
Cableco AKTA negotiating MVNO launch
Digi entering 4G data segment via 2K Telecom licence takeover
ANCOM releases minimum prices for 3.4GHz-3.8GHz licensing
Romania approves implementation of national NGN infrastructure plan
Operators urge government to reject TV tax
Telekom Romania offers integrated fixed, mobile service MagentaONE
Euroweb on acquisition trail
ANCOM consults on upcoming 3.4GHz-3.8GHz auction
Digi winning number porting battle
Tita ye not: UPC’s new asset may be small, but could reveal big strategy
iNES revamps IPTV platform
RCS&RDS enters energy market
Remaining sub-30Mbps broadband locations published for consultation
Mobile broadband users up 25% in 2014; half of fixed broadband users get 100Mbps-plus
3.4GHz-3.8GHz auction announced
Vodafone Romania offers LTE roaming in 50 countries
Orange Money launching in Romania this year
RCS&RDS continues aggressive Romanian M&A strategy; divests Czech pay-TV unit
Orange Romania investing half a billion euros in three years
RCS&RDS promises faster 3G speeds in 25 cities
Lycamobile launches in Romania
Orange taps Ericsson for managed services in five markets
Pinebridge refuses too-low offers for AKTA
UPC Romania launches Horizon Go
Digi porters get three months free mobile subscription
Telekom Romania launches 1Gbps FTTH in 13 cities
Combridge invests in VoIP/NGN development with Squire Technologies
Telekom CEO bemoans uneven infrastructure tax
RCS&RDS to reach 500 UMTS-900 base stations by year-end
Vodafone Romania doubles 4G users in Q3
Vodafone Romania launches VoLTE and enhances calling features
UPC Romania launches FON-like ‘Wi-Free’
2015 action plan published for comment
RCS&RDS launches Digi Play on-demand service
RCS&RDS shareholder offering 3.6% stake for USD76m
Orange Romania launches 300Mbps-capable LTE
RomTelecom, Cosmote united under Deutsche Telekom’s branding
Virgin territory: Lycamobile, touched (Romania's MVNO sector) for the very first time?
Is it a bird? A plane? No, its Supernet from Vodafone
DCS assimilates three small cablecos
RCS&RDS announces 3G expansion, takeover of local cableco
Cosmote expands LTE in south with ZTE
RomTelecom, Cosmote rebrand as Telekom Romania next month
OTE’s revenues drop 5.2%, influenced by Romanian wholesale rates
RoNet rural broadband venture kicks off
RomTelecom rolls out 100G links with Cisco; rebranding on track
RCS&RDS boxing Clever with associate upstart?
RomTelecom, Cosmote win broadband tender for disadvantaged areas
RomTelecom, Cosmote sign seven-year managed services contract with Ericsson
Vodafone expands LTE network to nine new locations, raising total to 19
Orange extends LTE coverage to Black Sea resorts
DT completes acquisition of GTS Central Europe
RomTelecom begins IP upgrade project
RCS&RDS denies reports of Vodafone buyout
RomTelecom, Cosmote to be rebranded as T-Home, T-Mobile in September
EC rubber stamps DT’s acquisition of GTS Central Europe
RCS&RDS inks national roaming agreement with Vodafone; outlines 900MHz coverage targets
Romania round-up: Orange, Vodafone rename JV; Cosmote increases LTE footprint; RCS acquires fibre stake
Vodafone increases LTE download speeds to 150Mbps
900MHz, 1800MHz spectrum switchover taking place this week
Vodafone introduces mobile money transfer service M-Pesa in Romania
'T' time for RomTelecom, Cosmote in 3Q14
Romanian government publishes MoU inked with Huawei
UPC to extend 200Mbps speeds to entire network by year-end
Orange, Vodafone joint infrastructure firm named Ovidiu
Consultant selected for RomTelecom privatisation
Orange Romania claims 100,000 LTE subscribers
RomTelecom to mothball CDMA network?
DT agrees deal to buy GTS Central Europe for USD730m
UPC extends 200Mbps speeds to five new cities
Orange Romania offers LTE coverage across the whole of Bucharest
Cosmote, Romtelecom appoint joint management team
RCS&RDS scoops up FastLink
UPC introduces 200Mbps download speeds in nine cities
Deutsche Telekom said to be sole remaining bidder for GTS, report says
Orange, Vodafone ink network sharing deal
Govt to hire consultant to offload 45.99% of RomTelecom
EBRD approves EUR225m loan to Cosmote
EC accepts nine 800MHz excuses; rejects two
UPC plots IPTV launch
Orange embraces satellite TV
New RomTelecom, Cosmote CEO targets ‘efficient’ integrated group
Goldman Sachs picked to lead sale of GTS Central Europe
Cosmote plans 4G expansion to 160 cities in 2014
Cosmote launches LTE in a number of markets
MVNO Enigma Systems re-branded RUNEX Telecom
RCS&RDS targets EUR800m loan
MVNO Enigma sold by founder to enigmatic new investor
Operators asked to stake their claim over 450MHz spectrum after Zapp licence expires
GTS reports 15,000 buildings now hooked up to its fibre, radio networks
RCS&RDS expands Wi-Fi network to 2,400 hotspots
Orange keen to enter satellite TV market
DT approaches Romanian govt over Cosmote-RomTelecom amalgamation
Vodafone snags EUR100m EIB loan for Romania, Turkey
Cosmote Romania targets April LTE launch
Cosmote to trial LTE in Bucharest next week
Vodafone achieves 73Mbps/35Mbps down/uplink speeds via smartphone in latest LTE test
Orange HSPA+ network now has nationwide coverage; ‘4G caravan’ tour gets underway
Orange Romania launches LTE in Bucharest
ANCOM drafts general authorisation amendments
Enigmatic MVNO suggests that it will become Romania’s first re-seller
Vodafone Romania launches commercial LTE services in ten cities
ANCOM consults on use of 900MHz, 1800MHz for 4G
ANCOM coughs up USD37m to placate army for freeing up LTE frequencies
Vodafone reveals 31 October LTE launch date; Samsung, Alca-Lu receive trial licences
UPC Romania mulling mobile launch
Cosmote confirms 2013 LTE launch plans
2K Telecom hopes to launch LTE in early-2014; eyes wholesale business model
Cosmote introduces 43.2Mbps download speeds in 74 cities
UPC takes the 150Mbps plunge in Cluj, Bucharest, Timisoara, Ploiesti
RCS&RDS scoops up smaller rival iLink
Orange, Vodafone disclose LTE launch plans
Spectrum auction generates EUR682m; 85% of available spectrum sold
Unnamed retailer set to become Romania’s first MVNO
Pan-European operator GTS CE selects Overture for Ethernet services in central Europe
2K Telecom inks MoUs with Huawei, Eximbank
ANCOM confirms that demand will not exceed supply in spectrum auction
ANCOM validates LTE spectrum applicants, confirms identities of bidders
ANCOM receives five applications for mobile spectrum auction
Ice cream man scoops up 200,000 new subscribers through acquisitions
RomTelecom fined for failing to fulfil 400MHz spectrum obligations
ANCOM invites applications for September spectrum auction
Orange Romania expands 3G coverage from 55% to 98% in under a year
Ice cream man confirms shareholder shake-up at RCS&RDS
OTE’s group EBITDA up 6.2%, Greek figure down 5.5%
ANCOM approves MVNO regulatory guidelines
Turk Telekom to invest EUR2m in Euroweb in 2012
ANCOM reveals price-tags for LTE spectrum; final documents expected by 1 May
AT&T, China Mobile, Telenor linked with seventh Romanian mobile licence
Vodafone Romania reveals outsourcing deal with Huawei
ANCOM publishes draft guidelines to open market for MVNOs
ANCOM announces new MTRs for fixed, mobile operators
ANCOM, MapN initiate public consultation regarding 800MHz, 1.8GHz and 2.6GHz frequency bands
Orange, Vodafone granted one-year licence extensions; ANCOM to auction off 900MHz, 1800MHz spectrum in 2012
Orange extends 43.2Mbps speeds to four more cities; hopes to delay ANCOM spectrum shake-up
First phase of NetCity to be completed by March
ANCOM poised for 2013 spectrum shake-up
Cash-strapped ice cream man taps Credit Suisse for ‘hundreds and thousands’ to ease debts
Ice cream man whips up UPC speculation; renewed takeover talks send ripple through market
Licence to thrill? ANCOM confirms 2H12 LTE tender
Orange offers 43.2Mbps download speeds in Bucharest
Dominant UPC hit with EUR5m fine for Bucharest abuse; cableco escapes further punishment in Timisoara
Ice cream man hands out free Wi-Fi in 26 cities
99 problems? Flaky UPC rejects RCS&RDS rumour; ice cream man gets frosty reception
Ice cream man permitted to scoop up UPC; CC ‘not against’ RCS&RDS takeover
RCS&RDS profits melt; does ice cream man face a cash freeze?
Govt seeks to fill in the blanks; 90% of ‘white spaces’ to be given broadband by 2015
ANCOM slashes roaming rates for calls to EU member states
RomTelecom set for OTE talks regarding local bourse listing
RCS&RDS to double 3G download speeds in 20 cities
Romania launches MVNO consultation
Romanian government indicates that OTE will not submit an offer to buy RomTelecom
Orange commits EUR110 million towards rural 3G expansion in Transylvania
UPC offers download speeds of 120Mbps to 13 cities
RCS&RDS poised to launch operations in Dragasani
RomTelecom set to gatecrash RCS&RDS, UPC party?
Job cuts could form part of OTE’s EUR300m saving programme
RCS&RDS linked with UPC Romania acquisition
State presses OTE for RomTelecom deal as deadline nears; telco may merge with Cosmote if shares listed
Orange and Vodafone fined for market power abuse
MCTI wants internet access for all
Vodafone orders Chinese talk-away
Leading cablecos in the market for new acquisitions
Vodafone to invest EUR500 million in network over next five years
Orange to construct 900MHz 3G network in 1Q11?
Government to cash in on RomTelecom; OTE asked to formulate buyout offer
SNR aims for 10,000 WiMAX customers by end 2011
ANCOM fines RCS&RDS for introducing 'maintenance fee'
KDDI mulls Romanian investment plan
Orange launches pre-paid 3G internet package
Cosmote Romania launches budget 3G package
UPC adds new internet packages for businesses
Interconnection rates to fall from 1 July
Romtelecom 1Q revenues down 3.3%
Cosmote Romania launches HSPA+ network in eleven cities
Redline wins multi-million dollar contract
ANCOM to allow 3G across 2G bands
ZTE to build HSPA+ network for Cosmote
Romtelecom to acquire New Com
Sparkle extends its IP backbone into Istanbul and Bucharest
RomTelecom launches IPTV; contracts Ericsson for managed services
Cosmote completes Zapp acquisition
ANCOM considering 3G in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands
Zapp launches HSPA+
Zapp boosts mobile broadband speeds
Zapp becomes part of Cosmote
TeliaSonera expands IP network into Romania
Cosmote agrees Zapp price
ANCOM sets new mobile termination rates
Cosmote negotiates Zapp takeover
EC approves ANC’s move to lower termination rates
WiMAX auction to resume at EUR1 million
Romtelecom launches new packages for SMEs
Orange Romania expands broadband base
RomTelecom expects market growth in 2009
RomTelecom moves closer to IPTV
Number portability a success
WiMAX sale fails
EC legal action launched
Telcos told to retain phone records
Cosmote aims to double business customer base
Minister: RomTelecom sale not an immediate priority
Number portability on target says regulator
Regulator sets goals for 2009
Orange Romania invests EUR200m in 2008
Six interested in WiMAX licences
RomTelecom: 9M losses reach USD18.3 million
Romania awards WiMAX licence to SNR
Regulator predicts market growth
Regulator’s interconnect decision causes anger
ANC pushes back deadline for WiMAX tender
Romanian operators’ quarterly results
Digi.Mobil signs 1.2m users in twelve months
ANC proposes 3G services in 900/1800MHz bands
Number portability launched
Reding concern over regulator switch
Romania’s mobile penetration growth highest in EU in 2007
Romanian regulatory reshuffle
RomTelecom targeting broadband growth
SNR to free WiMAX spectrum
RomTelecom plans year-end mobile data launch
Court delays mobile licence ruling
RomTelecom wins wireless licence; rivals continue with legal challenge
Regulator begins WiMAX assessment
Cosmote cuts charges
RomTelecom loses fixed line customers but sees gains in broadband
ANRCTI to allocate new numbering licences to MVNOs
Telecoms market to grow 10.6% in 2008
RomTelecom privatisation put back to 2009
LD tariffs cut at RomTelecom
UPC customer acquisitions and losses
Four firms interested in new wireless licence
Cellcos are aiming high
3G operators meet rollout obligations
Regulator releases WiMAX tender details
RomTelecom doubles business internet users
UPC merges subsidiaries
Injoy launches triple-play
RomTelecom reaches half a million DSL subscribers
Regulator launches wireless auction
RomTelecom to launch IPTV trial, new VoIP services
Cosmote halves international tariffs
Stop me and buy one – Orange takes 3G+ on the road
Tariff consultation
GTS Telecom plans EUR4m spend
Romania to get new wireless broadband network
RomTelecom deploys IP NGN
Zapp UMTS network covers 15 cities
Romanian fixed line market data published
Romanian mobile penetration up
ANRCTI announces winners of tender for new Telecentres
Zapp prepares for 3G launch
Zapp expands Wi-Fi network
Orange won’t rule out UPC takeover
Cellcos unhappy with cut-price licence fee
RomTelecom revenues fall says Citi Group
Orange plans WiMAX bid
Orange reaches ten million subs milestone
RomTelecom listing expected in fourth quarter
Vodafone focuses on 3.5G subscriptions
UPC and Orange combine for quad-play package
RomTelecom releases end-2007 figures; will cut up to a fifth of workforce in 2008
ZTE wins CDMA and 3G deals from Zapp
Teletrans expands optical network
Oger assumes control of Zapp
RomTelecom predicts profit fall
Cableco buys Dial Telecom Romania
Regulator launches seventh telecentre tender
RCS&RDS launches DigiMobil
RomTelecom and Cosmote offer broadband/mobile package
RCS&RDS puts up 80% of shares against loan
Mobile traffic climbs as fixed traffic falls
RomTelecom revenues down 7%; net loss of USD2.5 million
RomTelecom sale to begin again
Romania opens up 3.4GHz-3.6GHz band for wireless usage
RCS&RDS links up with NSN for national 3G rollout
Cableco chooses loan over listing
Orange Romania launches fixed line service and HSDPA
Cosmote reaches three million milestone
Oger takes stake in Zapp
RCS&RDS looks to raise funds for expansion
Romania, Slovenia to join Oger’s club?
Regulator sets monitoring tariff
RomTelecom launches flat-rate plans to entice business users
Orange increases HSDPA coverage
RomTelecom speeds up to 6Mbps
Vodafone’s 3.5G footprint grows
OTE net income, revenues up; RomTelecom sees profit
Subscriber growth helps boost Cosmote profits by 24.6%
SNR prepares WiMAX launch
Winkler picking sell-off strategy
RomTelecom plans EUR200m investment
Sixth tender for rural telecentres
Orange widens HSDPA coverage
Cosmote goes underground
Strong growth at Vodafone Romania
Orange launches 3.5G
Vodafone Romania launches fixed line services
‘3G+’ for Orange users later this month
New telecentre uses WiMAX
Telco plans EUR200 million investment
UPC plans EUR40 million spend
Vodafone launches 3.5G
Orange completes HSUPA tests
Vodafone Romania issues fixed numbers
RomTelecom invests in NGN
Cosmote Romania reaches two million users
Regulator calls for industry involvement
Interconnect row settled
OTE’s 4Q revenues up 13.6%, net income up 62%; sees full-year net turnaround
Cosmote and Telemobil still unable to reach interconnect deal
UPC spends EUR6m on upgrades
Nokia 3G win in Romania
Vodafone expands HSDPA
Cosmote results: users top eleven million, half a million added in Romania in 4Q
Two national WiMAX licences for Romania
Orange plans 3G spend
Romanian competition heats up
Vodafone claims 40% of all net adds
Zapp plans 3G launch
Cableco receives 3G licence
Telecentre tenders awarded
Cosmote milestone
RomTelecom sale in doubt after arrests
Regulator’s resolutions
Romtelecom share sale delay
Fourth telecentre tender
Cosmote ups coverage
Going underground, down in the tube station at midnight
Rate reduction postponed
Voice traffic up 26%
3G licences awarded
Broadband growth drives market says ANRC chief
UPC merger completes
Telecentre tender
Quartet up for 3G licences
Cosmote eyes 3G
RomTelecom confident of hitting ADSL target
Cable expansion deal
Vodafone Romania sues ANRC
Rebalancing act
Value First aims to be the first of its kind
Orange Romania’s 3G service claims 25,000 users in first three days
Telecoms markets booming
Cosmote posts strong growth; foreign operations now 25% of sales
Euroweb sells Hungarian. Romanian units
Cosmoté to boost retail profile with purchase of Germanos stake
Vodafone brand replaces Connex
Connex 3G expands to 22 cities
DT to launch Romanian services through Combridge
MobiFon claims 100,000 3G customers
Zapp introduces fixed-wireless CDMA service
RomTelecom loses interconnection fees appeal
Cosmorom re-launches as Cosmote Romania
MobiFon exceeds 5.5 million Connex users
Romanian alternative telcos make gains
Liberty Global completes acquisition of Astral Telecom
Cosmoté plans EUR450 million shake-up at Cosmorom
Astral Telecom carries out USD1 million voice-over-cable upgrade
Regulator launches tender for rural telecentres
RomTelecom’s 2Q profit rises sixfold ahead of privatisation
Orange celebrates its six millionth customer
Romania to launch rural PLC project
RomTelecom sets out EUR500 million network upgrade programme
UPC Broadband swallows up Astral
Zapp launches pre-paid broadband service
Astral Telecom upgrades backbone
OTE gains 70% stake in Cosmorom
Orange Romania states its EDGE ambitions
Web connections nearly double in a year
RomTelecom launches nationwide corporate IP network
Vodafone’s Romanian, Czech cellco purchases finalised
RomTelecom on the up and up
Vodafone gets EU go-ahead
Vodafone purchases to be completed in June
MobiFon to introduce Romanian 3G
France Télécom ups its Orange Romania stake
Vodafone purchases TIW's remaining assets
Connex contracts Siemens for W-CDMA
MobiFon aims to be the first to roll out 3G
TIW subsidiaries report year end stats
State needs more time to study CosmoRom’s future
Two win 3G licences: two remain unassigned
Four 3G licences up for grabs
Connex trumpets Romania’s first video call over 3G
Regulator launches 3G licence auction
Influx of recycled handsets driving mobile growth
3G licences to cost USD35 million
MobiFon welcomes 4 millionth customer
TIW to up MobiFon stake
Zapp introduces BREW
Improvement in bottom line fails to mask RomTelecom’s woes
Orange Romania launches EDGE
TIW to up MobiFon stake
MobiFon looks to suck Transylvania’s mobile market dry