Romania’s ANCOM launches new DTT auction

Romanian communications authority ANCOM has launched a new auction for two national, 31 regional and 19 local DTT multiplexes.  The Romanian Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) is selling multiplexes that were unawarded in the previous selection procedures. Applicants can come from Romanian or foreign companies, but bidders for the national multiplexes must […]

Romania to award licences for two DTT muxes

Romania’s communications regulator ANCOM has kicked off the latest phase in the country’s tortuous path towards digital transition by submitting a draft decision and auction reference terms for two national DTT multiplexes for public consultation. Earlier this year, ANCOM awarded licences for three multiplexes to the national transmission services group SNR, the first of which, […]

RCS & RDS and SNR submit bids for Romania’s DTT platform

Romanian cable operator RCS & RDS and state-owned transmission services provider Societăţii Naţionale de Radiocomunicaţii (SNR) have each submitted bids to operate five digital-terrestrial TV multiplexes ahead of the deadline set by telecom regulator ANCOM as the country moves towards a long-delayed digital transition. ANCOM will review the bids by next Thursday and decide whether […]

Romania sees TV service provider growth, digital progress

Romanian TV retransmission services including cable, satellite and IPTV systems served over six million homes, representing total household penetration of over 85%, at the end of 2012, according to a survey by regulator ANCOM. Cable networks grew 6.4% year-on-year to 3.8 million subscribers, with cable penetration now standing at 53.6%. DTH grew by 2.3% to […]