Telekom Romania

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Telekom Romania
Formerly called
Romtelecom, Cosmote Romania
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1991 (as Romtelecom), 1998 (as Cosmorom)
Headquarters Bucharest, Romania
Key people
Nikolai Beckers (CEO)
Products Fixed telephony
Mobile telephony
Broadband Internet
IT Services
Revenue EUR 458 million
Owners OTE (54,01% of Telekom Romania Communications), Cosmote (70% of Telekom Romania Mobile Communications)[1]
Parent OTE, Cosmote, Deutsche Telekom

Telekom Romania (formerly known as Romtelecom and Cosmote România, not to be confused with Deutsche Telekom) is a Romanian telecommunications company headquartered in Bucharest. It is the result of the brand merger between the formerly Greek-owned telecommunications companies of Romtelecom and Cosmote. In September 2014, in order to reflect the changes, Romtelecom and Cosmote România changed their respective legal names to Telekom Romania Communications SA (replacing Romtelecom SA) and Telekom Romania Mobile Communications SA (replacing Cosmote Romanian Mobile Telecommunications SA).[2]

Telekom Romania mobile services[edit]

The company launched on the Romanian mobile telephony market in 1998 as Cosmorom. In 2005, Cosmorom was rebranded as Cosmote România. At the end of 2013, Cosmote România had 6.1 million customers, of which 25.9% were subscribers and the rest were users of prepaid services.


Telekom's mobile (formerly COSMOTE) strategy in Romania, translated into good business results

Result 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Customers Market share 0.5% 7% 11% 23% over 23% 24% 24% 23.8% 22.9%
Customers 48.934 1.23 mil. 3.6 mil 5.9 mil. 6.92 mil. 6.9 mil. 6.5 mil. 6.3 mil. 6.1 mil.
Revenues 8.0 43.8 155.6 311 423.2 468.8 468.2 462.8 457.6

Radio Frequency Summary[edit]

The following is a list of known frequencies which Telekom employs in Romania:

Frequencies used on the Telekom Romania Network
MCC MNC Frequency Band Number Protocol (Downlink/Uplink speed) Class Notes
226 03 900 MHz 8 GSM/GPRS/EDGE 2G
226 03 1800 MHz 3 GSM/GPRS/EDGE 2G
226 06 2100 MHz 1 UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+ (43.2 Mbit/s/5.76 Mbit/s) 3G Branded as Telekom for data/voice and Zapp for data only
226 03 1800 MHz 3 LTE (150 Mbit/s/50 Mbit/s) 4G


  1. ^ "Istoric" (in Romanian). Telekom Romania. Retrieved 2014-09-14. 
  2. ^ "RomTelecom, Cosmote rebrand as Telekom Romania next month". TeleGeography. 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2014-09-14. 

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