Mobile operators in Romania



Romania is part of Europe - ZONE 4 country group. Because, one of the most important part of MSISDN is country code, for Romania this number is +40. Estimation of Romanian population is about 21,500,000 citizens and capital is Bucharest.




At the time of writing this content, July 2011, Romania has 27.26 million subscribers in total, or a 126.79% penetration rate. The country's telcom regulator is ANCOM




Fixed line operators

Digi.Tel (RCS&RDS)
CTTc (Contact Telecom Romania)
Atlas Telecom
Romtelecom (OTE)
UPC (Liberty Global Europe)


Mobile operators

Orange (France Telecom)
Vodafone Romania (Vodafone)
Cosmote Romania (OTE & Deutsche Telekom)
Digi.Mobil (RCS&RDS)
Zapp




Orange Romania is Romania's largest GSM network operator, the subsidiary of Orange SA. It is now fully owned by the France Tlcom Group (who owns Orange SA), the biggest initial investor, who gradually increased its ownership.

Frequencies used on the Orange Romania Network
MCC MNC Frequency Protocol Class Notes
226 10 900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE/HSPA+ 2G, 3G
226 10 1800 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 2G
226 10 2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ 3G


Vodafone is a Romanian mobile phone network operator. It launched in April 1997 as the first GSM network in Romania (although not the first mobile phone network). Until October 2005 (shortly after acquisition by Vodafone), it was known as Connex, after which it was rebranded Connex-Vodafone and in April 2006, the Connex name was dropped, the operator being simply known as Vodafone Romania, aligning itself with the global Vodafone brand.
Frequencies used on the Vodafone Romania Network
MCC MNC Frequency Protocol Class Notes
226 01 900 MHz GSM/GPRS 2G
226 01 1800 MHz GSM/GPRS 2G
226 01 900 MHz UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ 3G
226 01 2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ 3G


Cosmote Romania is a Romanian mobile phone operator. It is the third largest mobile phone operator in the country, following Orange Romania and Vodafone Romania after surpassing Zapp Mobile. It has 6.6 millions subscribers as of March 2011.
Frequencies used on the Cosmote Romania Network
MCC MNC Frequency Protocol Class Notes
226 03 900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 2G
226 03 1800 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 2G
226 06 2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ 3G Formerly Zapp Mobile UMTS network


Digi.Mobil RCS&RDS is the largest Romanian cable and internet provider, offering nationwide satellite television, cable television, cable internet, VOIP, and 3G services. The company, which is based in Bucharest, Romania, was formed in April 2005 by the de jure merging of Romania Cable Systems (RCS) and Romania Data Systems (RDS) (the companies were under the same ownership from the very beginning and operating de facto as a single unit long before that).
As of 2007, the company has:
2,6 million customers for the satellite television service DigiTV.Satelit.
1,6 million customers for the cable TV service DigiTV.Cablu.
1,5 million for the landline phone system service Digi.Tel.
2,0 million for the mobile phone service Digi.Mobil.
1,1 million for its broadband Internet service Digi.Net.


Romtelecom is the largest telecommunications company in Romania; the majority of shares are held by the Greek telecommunications company OTE (54.01% of shares). The Romanian state also has a minority stake of 45.99% in the company. The company had a monopoly for the provision of fixed telephony services until January 1, 2003. Currently, according to the OTE Group 2006 1st Quarter Results Press Release, Romtelecom has 3,835,647 fixed telephony lines, down from 4,279,038 at the end of 1st quarter 2005. Romtelecom has also the second CDMA network in the country.





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