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Telecom.IT: Orange Romania, Vodafone Romania take pre-orders for Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Orange Romania and Vodafone Romania started taking pre-orders for Huawei Mate 10 Pro, telecompaper.com informs. The smartphone will be delivered starting from 4 December. Without a contractual obligation, the smartphone costs EUR ...

68.6 percent of households have internet access

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Computer-equipped households this year account for 65.6 percent of the total, and 68.6 percent have internet access, shows data released by the National Statistics Institute (INS). A survey on the population's access to IT & C technology has found a quite considerable difference as regards computer ownership depending on the residential environment, as 75.9 percent of urban households are computer-equipped, while the computer ownership rate in rural areas ...

Postpaid grows to over half of Romanian mobile customers

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The number of active mobile telephony customers in Romania was down 1.5 percent year-on-year to 22.2 million at the end of June, according to data from telecommunications authority Ancom, telecompaper.com reports. The number of postpaid customers continued to grow in H1, up 7 percent to 11.8 million, at the expense of active prepaid cards, which decreased 10 percent to a total of 10.4 million.  The trend of more postpaid customers started in 2016 ...

Broadcasting services of audiovisual programs: over 7.3 million subscribers

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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Some 98% of all households in Romania benefited in the first half of this year from paid re-broadcasting services of audiovisual programmes, with over 7.3 million subscribers, on the rise by 2.5% over the same period in 2016, show the statistics with the National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM), made public on Wednesday. According to the cited data, most subscribers (4.9 million) are cable ones, 2.4 million are ...

Agriculture: Romania, the eighth farming power in EU in 2016

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The EU farm yield was worth 405 billion euros in 2016, 2.8% smaller than in 2015, the member states with the biggest total farm yield being France (73 billion euros or 17% of EU total), Italy (53.4 billion euros or 13%), and Germany (52.9 billion euros or 13%) according to data published by Eurostat on Wednesday. Similar figures were recorded by Spain (46.8 billion euros or 12%), Great Britain (27.9 billion euros or 7%), Holland (27billion euros or ...

Infrastructure: Neamt- Bacau road axe to be rehabilitated with 184.5 million lei

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Neamt-Bacau road axe will be rehabilitated and modernized with European funds through the Regional Operational Program, according to a Ministry of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds press release. Marius Nica, the delegate minister for European Funds, signed a financing contract for the North-East Region - Neamt Bacau strategic road axe. With an overall value of 184.6 million lei, of which 175.6 ...

Corina Cretu: Romania has over 5 billion euros at its disposal in Large Infrastructure Operational Program

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Romania has over 5 billion euros at its disposal as part of the Large Infrastructure program, but it needs  realistic planning, detailed preparation and efficient implementation of transport projects, to efficiently absorb this amount, said Corina Cretu, the European commissioner for regional policy, who met Felix Stroe, the Romanian transport minister in Brussels. Cretu pointed out the need that the Transport Ministry should have a leading role ...

Iasi Airport exceeds 1 million passengers this year

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Iasi International Airport marked one million passengers, for the first time in history. The same day, the airport recorded another first in passenger traffic. Over 100,000 passengers used Iasi Airport services over June-October every month, August being the period with most passengers in the airport history - 125,605 passengers, 280% more than in the same period of ...

Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport records 40% more landings and take-offs in first ten months

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport, in Constanta, reported a 19% increase of overall passenger traffic in the first 10 months of the year, to 123,355 people, while aircraft movements went up by 40% compared to the same period of 2016, the company announced. 670 tons of goods were transported over January-October 2017. At the same time the airport recorded increases in October. “In these conditions, the company ...

Blue Air considering routes from Bucharest to Tbilisi, Cairo

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Romanian low-cost carrier Blue Air is considering the launch of two new routes from Bucharest in 2018, to Georgia's Tbilisi and Egypt's Cairo, the ministry of business, commerce and entrepreneurship said on Tuesday, seenews.com informs. Blue Air has expressed readiness to make the two new connections starting next year following a discussion with the ministry which plans to boost economic relations with the two countries. Ilan ...

Transport Ministry signed for 1.95 billion lei for the construction of 70 new kilometres of motorway on the Sebes-Turda segment

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Transport Ministry signed the funding application for the project worth 1.95 billion lei that provides for the construction of 70 new kilometres of motorway on the Sebes-Turda segment, financed through the 2014-2020 Transport Operational Programme, the relevant minister communicated in a press release. The application for funding initialled on Friday, 23 November 2017 aims to implement the construction project of the Sebes-Turda motorway - Phase II ...

EU backs Romania with 252 mln euro for road, water infrastructure projects

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The European Commission said on Tuesday it is providing a total of 252 million euro ($301 million) to help Romania improve its road and water infrastructure, seenews.com informs. Some 76 million euro from the European Regional Development Fund will be invested in the works to be carried out on national road E79, which crosses the country, the European Commission said in a press release. The E79 road connects Romania with ...

Trade: Romania one of last European countries for commercial area density

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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Romania is one of the last European countries in point of commercial area density, with 104 square metres per 1,000 inhabitants, while Norway has the highest value, 921 sq.m, according to a specialised report. Romania had, by the end of the first semester, 2017, a modern retail stock of 3.56 million square metres. Commercial centres represent 57% of the total volume, with about 2.05 million sq.m. The rest is divided between retail parks (34%) and ...

Telecom.IT : Romania’s telecom players see growth avenue in IoT

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The biggest players in the Romanian telecom sector see significant business potential in the implementation of Internet of Things technology for companies and the public, suggesting this trend will also boost the digitalization process of organizations, business-review.eu reads. “IoT has a big potential to grow in manufacturing, where a lot of processes can be automated as well as the transport and logistics sector,” said Marius Coman, IoT ...

16.6 million mobile broadband connections in Romania in H1 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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There were 16.6 million mobile broadband connections in Romania in H1 2017, up 13 percent year-over-year, with the mobile internet coverage rate reaching 85 percent of the population, up nearly 10 percentage points from H1 2016, according to the latest report by the National Communications Administration and Regulation Authority (ANCOM). Total internet traffic through mobile broadband connections in Romania was 145,000 TB, double the size reported in H1 2016 ...

Cars: Romania's Jan-Oct new commercial vehicle registrations increase – ACEA

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Registrations of new commercial vehicles in Romania rose by an annual 3.9% to 19,476 in the January-October period, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, ACEA, said on Thursday. In October alone, new commercial vehicle registrations in Romania rose 22% to 2,105 units, ACEA said in a statement, citing provisional data. Registrations of new light commercial vehicles of up to 3.5 tonnes rose 17% on the year to ...

Healthcare: Romania to double 2018 budget for TB prevention and control

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Health Ministry plans to double the budget of the National Program for the Prevention, Oversight and Control of Tuberculosis, News.ro reported. The ministry want to allot over RON 41 million (EUR 8.8 million) to ensure access to diagnosis and treatment for patients with tuberculosis. It also plans to add nine International Nonproprietary Names (INN) medicines to the list of reimbursed and free medicines to treat tuberculosis. ...

Trade: Black Friday 2017: online transactions , more than 160 million lei

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

More than 260,000 online transactions were made in Romania on Black Friday 2017, worth more than 160 million lei, by 50 percent more than in the same period last year, shows data released by a provider of online payment services. At this year's Black Friday shopping bonanza, the golden minute struck between 7:03 and 7:04, with a record high of 922 deals per minute, by 84 percent more than last year. According to PayU payment processor, the ...

Infrastructure : Over EUR 5 billion within the Large Infrastructure Programme for Romania

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Romania has over EUR 5 billion within the Large Infrastructure Programme, and yet to efficiently absorb this sum of money it needs a down-to-earth planning, a thorough preparation and an efficient implementation of the transport projects, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Cretu said in Brussels on Wednesday, when meeting Romanian Transport Minister Felix Stroe. "In his capacity of former managing director of the Water Company Constanta, ...

Wizz Air to launch five new routes from Romania's Sibiu

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air said on Monday that it will launch in June five new routes from Romania's central city of Sibiu - to Copenhagen, Charleroi, Paris, Basel and Frankfurt, in June, seenews.com informs. Wizz Air will fly from Sibiu to Copenhagen (Denmark), Charleroi (Belgium) and Paris (France) three times a week, the company said in a press release. Flights to Basel in Switzerland and Frankfurt in Germany will be ...

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