ANCOM: Romanians use 765 MB mobile internet traffic on average per month

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The average user of mobile telephony and mobile internet consumes 756 MB per month, sends 65 national text messages and calls on average 255 minutes from their own terminal, according to Veritel.ro data, as quoted by the National Communications Administration and Regulation Authority (ANCOM), in a press release sent on Friday to AGERPRES.

According to the quoted source, the data indicate a 50 pct increase in mobile internet consumption, as well as a slight decrease in the number of minutes and text messages consumed.

“The average mobile and internet-based mobile user configured on Veritel.ro consumes 756 MB of mobile Internet traffic per month, sends 65 national text messages (of which 49 in own network and 16 in other networks) and calls an average of 255 minutes on their own terminal both within the network (166 minutes) and to other networks (89 minutes). The data show a 50 pct increase in mobile internet consumption and a slight decrease in the number of minutes and text messages used by the average mobile phone consumer who talks 7 minutes less monthly and sends 8 SMSs less than the previous reporting period,” reads the ANCOM report.

Moreover, according to www.veritel.ro, the average fixed-line user speaks 35 minutes within own network and 26 minutes outside the network monthly.

Veritel.ro is an independent and non-commercial tool developed by ANCOM for the benefit of telecommunications services’ users in Romania. Access to this application is free of charge, and is not conditional in any way, and users have fast access to all the public offers of all communications operators in Romania.

The project “Online application for comparing the communications offers intended for the end-users” was implemented by the Authority under Operation 1 “Supporting the setting-up of e-government solutions” Key Area of Intervention 2 “Developing and increasing the efficiency of electronic public services” Priority Axis 3 “Information Technology and Communications for the private and public sectors” within the Sector Operational Programme “Increase of Economic Competitiveness”, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).