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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

Romanian operator Telekom Mobile fined for substandard mobile coverage

Romania's telecom market regulator ANCOM slapped a RON 700,000 fine on Telekom Mobile, the local mobile communications division of German group Deutsche Telekom, for failing to meet the 98% national coverage target.

According to the licenses issued by ANCOM, Orange, Vodafone and Telekom Mobile were required to cover with mobile voice services the areas inhabited by at least 98% of the Romanian population through their own radio access network, until April 5, 2017, while RCS & RDS should have met the requirement by April 5, 2019. ANCOM announced that all operators improved their mobile coverage in 2020.

"Despite the difficult context that marked this year, amid increased use of services of electronic communications, operators have invested heavily in networks, and the results are obvious," declared Cristin Popa, executive director of ANCOM.

However, Telekom Mobile failed to meet the 98% requirement.

"According to field measurements, Orange Romania covered with mobile voice services 98.27% of the total population, Vodafone Romania - 98.16%, RCS & RDS - 98.02%, and Telekom Romania Mobile Communications - 97.25%. The comparative situation of the measurements shows that all operators have improved their coverage, only one of them not meeting the 98% threshold set by the licenses for the use of the radio frequency spectrum. Thus, Telekom Mobile must pay a RON 700,000 fine," ANCOM announced in a press release.

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

Romanian operator Telekom Mobile fined for substandard mobile coverage

Romania's telecom market regulator ANCOM slapped a RON 700,000 fine on Telekom Mobile, the local mobile communications division of German group Deutsche Telekom, for failing to meet the 98% national coverage target.

According to the licenses issued by ANCOM, Orange, Vodafone and Telekom Mobile were required to cover with mobile voice services the areas inhabited by at least 98% of the Romanian population through their own radio access network, until April 5, 2017, while RCS & RDS should have met the requirement by April 5, 2019. ANCOM announced that all operators improved their mobile coverage in 2020.

"Despite the difficult context that marked this year, amid increased use of services of electronic communications, operators have invested heavily in networks, and the results are obvious," declared Cristin Popa, executive director of ANCOM.

However, Telekom Mobile failed to meet the 98% requirement.

"According to field measurements, Orange Romania covered with mobile voice services 98.27% of the total population, Vodafone Romania - 98.16%, RCS & RDS - 98.02%, and Telekom Romania Mobile Communications - 97.25%. The comparative situation of the measurements shows that all operators have improved their coverage, only one of them not meeting the 98% threshold set by the licenses for the use of the radio frequency spectrum. Thus, Telekom Mobile must pay a RON 700,000 fine," ANCOM announced in a press release.

[email protected]

(Photo source: Shutterstock)

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