Romania


Vodafone Romania to launch fixed internet and TV on Telekom network

Vodafone Romania has struck a wholesale agreement with Telekom Romania that will see Vodafone launch fixed internet and TV services using Telekom Romania’s fibre network in urban areas. Vodafone Romania currently offers voice and data services, as will as its 4GTV video and music streaming service. The two companies will continue to operate independently in […]

Kagan: Vodafone will look to quad-play in CEE, may sell off DTH

Vodafone is likely to introduce quad-play offerings and may sell off its newly-acquired DTH satellite services in central and eastern Europe, according to S&P Kagan. According to the analyst group, Vodafone may view the introduction of quad-play offerings as advantage in what are competitive and fairly saturated markets in the region. Vodafone’s deal with Liberty […]

Vodafone to pay €18.4bn for Liberty Global assets in Europe

Vodafone has agreed to acquire Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania for an enterprise value of €18.4 billion. Vodafone said the deal will create a “converged national challenger to the dominant incumbent in Germany” and claimed that it will also transform its fixed line and convergence strategy in key Central […]

Deutsche Telekom adds to TV base

Deutsche Telekom added 54,000 TV customers in Germany and 27,000 in the rest of Europe in the quarter to March. The company had 3.193 million IPTV and satellite customers in Germany at the end of March and 4.271 million IPTV, satellite and cable customers elsewhere in Europe. In Greece, the operator’s local subsidiary OTE had […]

New CEO for UPC Poland

Robert Redeleanu is to take over from Frans-Willem de Kloet as CEO of Liberty Global-owned UPC Poland. Redeleanu, who is currently CEO of UPC Hungary and Romania, will replace De Kloet, who is leaving the company, on April 1. Redeleanu has served as CEO of UPC Romania since 2013, taking responsibility for the Hungarian operation […]

Globecast names Rivals to quality post, renews Orange Romania-SES deal

Media services provider Globecast has named Jacques Rivals as chief quality and change officer, a new position in which he will be tasked with building and supporting transformation programs as part of Globecast’s overall quality management strategy, helping to drive an enhanced customer experience.  Rivals has worked for Globecast parent Orange for over 30 years, […]

Netflix ISP Index: Austria overtakes Belgium in EMEA rankings

Austria overtook Belgium to claim the fourth-fastest average internet speeds in the Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) region, according to Netflix’s November ISP Speed Index. In Austria the average speed during the month was 3.87 Mbps, pipping Belgium at 3.86 Mbps. Another strong month for Austria meant the country has climbed the Netflix rankings […]

Netflix and Deutsche Telekom extend partnership

Netflix and Deutsche Telekom have partnered up to give all of the latter’s customers access to the streaming service. Telekom customers in Germany, Poland and the Netherlands have already experienced the benefits of the partnership. From this October, EntertainTV customers in Germany have been able to access the Netflix content in 4K on the EntertainTV […]

HBO Go launches as OTT TV service in CEE

HBO Go has launched as a direct-to-consumer service in four central European countries. The premium programmer’s streaming service is available from today without a separate pay TV subscription in Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. HBO said that HBO Go would continue to be available through local distribution partners. However, consumers in the four […]

New chief for UPC DTH

Liberty Global’s central European satellite TV arm, UPC DTH, has named Catalin Itu as its new managing director. Itu takes over from Michael Lee, who is leaving the company. Lee has served as chief executive of UPC DTH since 2013. Itu, who is currently vice-president of sales and operations at UPC DTH, will take up […]