Telecommunication in Romania

Compared to the European Union, Romania has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +40, there were a total of 26.05 million connections in 2019. Among them were 22.67 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Romania is back. Around 74% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 27% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 2.67 million webhosts, Romania is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.

Spread of internet connections in Romania 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Romania 2001 - 2019

Landlines in the years 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones in Romania 1990 - 2019

Spreading in 2019 Romania
Broadband users 5.28 m 27.27 % 157.90 m 35.28 %
Landlines 3.38 m 17.46 % 166.16 m 37.13 %
Mobile cellulars 22.67 m 117.12 % 547.36 m 122.31 %