For the July – September period, Orange Romania recorded a turnover of EUR 277.2 million, up 10.4 percent over the same period last year, according to the financial Q3 report of French telecom group, a press release informs.
The growth was mainly driven by the positive developments in mobile data usage and the consolidation of customer number. On 30 September 2017, Orange Romania offered mobile and fixed services to 10,331,000 customers, up 2.5 percent over the previous quarter.
”This quarter was a period of consolidation on all levels, whether we are talking about continuing to invest in the network or about customers who have chosen Orange for fixed and mobile telecom services. Consumption recovery has continued to be felt in telecom industry as well, with Orange customers focusing on top digital products such as smartphones and connected devices. The improvements we have brought to the offers and the network investments were mainly based on the feedback from customers,” Liudmila Climoc, Chief Executive Officer Orange Romania stated.
Mobile Internet traffic has kept its growth rate in the third quarter, doubling over the same period last year. Similarly to the second quarter, 4G traffic rose 3.5 times in Q3 2017 vs Q3 2016. On September 30, 2017, 2.9 million customers used Orange 4G services, by 50 percent more compared to the end of the third quarter of 2016
Orange Romania’s 4G network covers 90.9 percent of the country’s population at the end of September, and 4G + is available in 68 cities.
”The increase in mobile traffic is influenced by positive developments in the number of mobile internet users and the sale of smartphones, which recorded an increase of 14 percent in Q3 than in the same period last year,” the release reads.
As regards the Orange Home TV service, there were 369,000 customers registered on end- September, up by almost 17 percent over the same period in 2016. Fixed broadband services had over 138,000 subscribers at the end of Q3 , up 12 percent vs. Q2 2017.