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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 25.62 million connections in 2020. Among them were 22.59 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 million 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 124.20 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Romania ranked 12th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 94.06 Mbit/second (9th place).
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Romania comes 51st with a download speed of 35.37 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 11 Mbit was only enough for 53rd place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in July 2022 from 182 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% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the Internet in Romania from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Romania 2001 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerRomania is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 78% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 30% 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 77.3 percent of all households are equipped with a fast Internet connection.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Romania
Internet users15.11 m78.46 %301.33 m90.90 %
Broadband users5.68 m29.52 %121.18 m36.55 %
Landlines3.03 m15.71 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars22.59 m117.32 %351.48 m106.03 %

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