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LTE Networks Expected to Launch In Romania in 2013 and is Predicted to Attract 830

The Romanian telecom market will generate RON13.4bn in service revenue in 2012. The market is expected to contract due to the country's difficult economic situation, as so then as furthermore cuts imposed by the regulator on interconnection and roaming charges. The difficult macroeconomic conditions in the country force both business and residential clients to look into cost optimization, which was partially demonstrated in 2011 in the fixed market by a decline of traditional voice lines as clients migrated to cheaper options just as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). Nevertheless, we expect the market to grow at a 1.9% CAGR in local currency over the at once five years to reach RON14.7bn in service revenue.

The new license tenders for 3G

We expect the new license tenders for 3G and 4G networks to spur strong uptake in mobile data services. We expect mobile data to became the second largest revenue-generating segment in 2017, with cumulative service revenue possibility of RON11.4 over the forecast period.

LTE networks are expected to launch in Romania in 2013 and are predicted to attract 830,000 subscribers by 2017, according to a new report from Pyramid Innovation.

Romania: MVNOs and 4G Enhance Competition in Multiplay Services offers a precise profile of the country's telecommunications, media and research sectors based on proprietary data from Pyramid's technology in the market. It provides a detailed competitive analysis of both the fixed and mobile sectors, tracks the market shares of technologies and services and monitors the introduction and spread of new technologies.

The auction for LTE (Long Term Evolution

The auction for LTE (Long Term Evolution, latest standard in the mobile network technology) innovation is expected to take place later in 2012, notes Olena Kaplan, Associate Analyst at Pyramid Innovation. Until now Orange has been the only mobile operator in the country that has been granted a test LTE (Long Term Evolution, latest standard in the mobile network technology) license. A 4G tender will provide an possibility for mobile operators to compete with fixed operators in broadband services and in particular to gain subscribers from areas where fixed broadband is in accordance with-represented, considering the past experience of much quicker country coverage, she explains.

Research and MarketsLaura Wood, Senior Manager.press@researchandmarkets.comU.S. Fax: 646-607-1907Fax: 353-1-481-1716Sector: Telecommunications and Networks

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