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Key Facts:

  • Revenue: $170.7 million1
  • 2.8 million homes passed
  • 1.3 million customers
  • 2.2 million service subscribers (RGUs):
    • 1.3 million video subscribers, of which 630,000 are enhanced video subscribers. Enhanced video services include additional channels and premium channels.
    • 525,000 broadband internet subscribers. Internet speeds range up to 500 Mbps.
    • 450,000 telephony subscribers
as of September 30, 2016

UPC Romania

UPC Romania is the second largest cable television operator in Romania. UPC Romania provides video, broadband internet, and digital (VoIP) telephony services to 2.2 million service subscribers (RGUs) represented by 1.3 million customers as of September 30, 2016.

UPC Romania operates primarily in three regional clusters, including nine of the 12 largest cities in the country, including the capital city of Bucharest, and the cities of Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Iasi, and Constanta. Its networks are 97% upgraded to two-way capability with 96% of the homes passed served by a network with a bandwidth of at least 860 MHz. Community WiFi is available with 347,000 access points.

UPC Romania also offers a wide range of voice, broadband internet, and data services to business customers and wholesale partners located in its services areas.

RGUs: 2.2 million2

Austria RGU's: 1.3 million


UPC Romania provides basic and enhanced video services. For its enhanced video subscribers, UPC Romania offers different packages starting with a package that includes 115 video channels and several radio channels (including the channels in its basic service). In addition, UPC Romania offers its customers a variety of premium channels, HD programming, an electronic program guide, as well as DVR services. In November 2014, it launched the online video service Horizon Go. A basic video subscriber receives 41 video channels.

Enhanced Video penetration3

Graph: Digital cable penetration - Romania


UPC Romania offers multiple tiers of broadband internet services. Download speeds of up to 500 Mbps are available with UPC Fiber Power, utilizing EuroDOCSIS 3.0 technology. The UPC Fiber Power service is available to 97% of UPC Romania’s homes passed.  In 2014, UPC Romania launched WiFiSpots across its footprint which provides free WiFi access to its customers who are traveling within the footprint. UPC Romania has 393,000 WiFiSpots as of September 30, 2016.

Internet penetration4

Graph: Internet penetration - Romania


UPC Romania offers feature-rich digital telephony via VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). Its VoIP services are available to 96% of its homes passed.

Voice penetration5

Graph: Voice penetration - Romania

1Revenue is presented as annualized results for the nine months ended September 30, 2016.

2RGUs as of September 30, 2016. Enhanced Video includes enhanced video and direct-to-home (“DTH”) subscribers.

3Enhanced Video penetration is calculated by dividing our enhanced video subscribers by the sum of our basic video and enhanced video subscribers. As of period end.

4Internet penetration is calculated by dividing our internet subscribers by two-way homes passed. As of period end.

5Voice penetration is calculated by dividing our voice subscribers by two-way homes passed. As of period end.

Information above is presented as of December 31, 2015, unless otherwise stated.