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Telecommunication in Romania

The development of telecommunications in Romania is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +40, there were a total of 25.54 million connections in 2021. Among them were 22.93 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 2.67 million webhosts, Romania is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 411,782 of these, or about 15 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 160.65 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Romania ranks 11th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 100.35 Mbit/second (10th place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Romania comes 50th with a download speed of 42.67 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 12 Mbit was enough for 50th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in December 2022 from 178 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100 percent mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.


Access to the internet in Romania from 1990 - 2021

Broadband internet in Romania 2001 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerRomania is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 84 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 32 percent have their own fast internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the internet via mobile communications. With around 2.6 people per household, this means that around 82.9 percent of all households are equipped with a high-speed internet connection.

Landlines 1990 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021



Distribution in 2021Romania
Total
Romania
percent
USA
Total
USA
percent
Broadband users6.10 m31.90 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines2.61 m13.63 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars22.93 m119.92 %361.62 m108.96 %

Comparison: Romania / United StatesCountry comparison: Romania / United States of AmericaThe United States of America and Romania compared: demography, Economy, energy, languages and further dimensions.
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