RCS & RDS

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RCS & RDS
Type Private
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1993
Headquarters Bucharest, Romania
Key people Zoltán Teszári
Products Telephone, Internet, Wireless, Television
Revenue 476 million (2013)
Employees 6,500 (2009)[1]
Website www.rcs-rds.ro

RCS & RDS is one of the biggest telecommunication operators in South-Eastern Europe and the largest cable and satellite television company in Romania.[2][3] It offers cable television, cable internet, VOIP, 3G services and since 2004 satellite television (Digi TV).

It provides services in Romania, Serbia, Spain, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy, Czech Republic and Croatia.[2]

The company is controlled indirectly by RCS Management.[4] The shareholders of this company are:[4]

  • Zoltán Teszári – 58.92%
  • Sfetozar Bugarszki – 7.23%
  • Nicusor Dorel Schelean – 6.98%
  • Mihai Patap – 5.31%
  • Maria Docea – 4.56%
  • Ioan Bendei – 4.51%
  • Gheorghe Maftei – 4.51%
  • Dorina Schelean – 3.02%
  • Cable Communications Systems NV – 2.47%
  • Traian Aurelian Sirian – 2.18%.

History[edit]

Digi TV, the Romanian platform of RCS & RDS

The company, which is based in Bucharest, Romania, was formed in April 2005 by the de jure merger of Romania Cable Systems (RCS) and Romania Data Systems (RDS). The companies were under the same ownership from the very beginning and operating de facto as a single unit long before that.

As of 2007,[5] the company has:

It is controlled by Zoltán Teszári, the wealthiest IT entrepreneur in Romania.[3]

Services[edit]

  • Digi.Net: Residential or Business broadband connection on cable, FTTB or FTTH infrastructure.
  • Digi.Net Mobil: 3G mobile internet service available in Romania.
  • Digi.Tel: Residential or business VOIP on cable, FTTB or FTTH infrastructure.
  • Digi.Tv: Satellite television and Cable television.
  • Digi.Mobil: 3G mobile telephony and mobile internet operating on 2100 MHz and 900 MHz.
  • Digi Move: 3G mobile internet service available in Hungary.

RCS&RDS Digital TV Channels[edit]

Main article: List of Channels on RCS & RDS

Beside the base package, it offers additional subscriptions.

RCS&RDS Digi.Mobil[edit]

Radio Frequency Summary[edit]

The following is a list of known frequencies which Digi.Mobil employs in Romania:

Frequencies used on the Digi.Mobil Romania Network
MCC MNC Frequency Protocol Class Notes
226 05 2100 MHz UMTS/HSDPA(21.6 Mbit/s/384 kbit/s) 3G In some areas HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s is also deployed for testing, not for commercial use.
226 05 900 MHz UMTS 3G RCS&RDS can use this frequency band starting from 6 April 2014.

Notes[edit]

RCS & RDS is Romania's largest adopter of Fiber to the building (FTTB) and Fiber to the home (FTTH).

RCS & RDS also operates two mobile virtual networks over Movistar in Spain and 3 in Italy for the Romanians living in these countries.

In February 2011 RCS & RDS launched mobile internet service in Hungary under the Digi Move brand. This service is run over Telenor Hungaryʼs infrastructure.

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