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May 17, 2021

Over one third of Romanian households own tablets and 73 pc smartphones

36 per cent of Romanian households own tablets, the average level being 1.1 tablets per household, and 73 per cent of the households own smartphones, the average level being 1.5 smartphones per household, according to a survey published by the National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM). Likewise, 55 per cent of households own laptops.
According to ANCOM, 50 per cent of Romanians have access to mobile internet on the basis of phone subscriptions that include internet, 35 per cent on the basis of pre-paid SIM cards that feature a mobile internet option and 25 per cent on the basis of USB sticks or cards with paid subscription. 67 per cent of the subscriptions/options, 70 per cent of the pre-paid SIM cards and 45 per cent of the tablets/USB cards have limited internet traffic.
Romanians pay on average RON 58 for a service purchased individually, and RON 109 for a package of services that include mobile internet. Most users pay RON 23-45 for an individual service and over RON 90 for a package of services.
Mobile internet is mostly used for browsing, social networking and e-mail, as well as voice communication and instant messaging. 78 per cent of users use mobile internet daily or almost daily, while 15 per cent use it 2-3 times a week. 76 per cent of mobile internet users also have landline internet at home, the mobile internet connection being usually used when their landline connection does not work.
The survey was conducted for ANCOM by International Consulting Expertise in collaboration with CCSAS, on a sample of 1,549 individuals that use mobile internet, and has a maximum margin of error of +/- 2.5 per cent at a probability level of 95 per cent.

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