The number mobile phones users - prepaid cards and subscriptions - was 17.4 million at the end of 2006, some 30% more than the year before. The penetration rate of the services was 81%, said Dan Georgescu, head of the National IT&C Regulation Authority (ANRCTI).

The number of clients per company:

Orange: 8.04 million clients

Vodafone: 7.71 million clients

Cosmote: 1.23 million clients

Zapp: 497.000 clients

The number of Internet connections was 3.3 millions at the end of 2006, 80% more compared to 2005. 1.8 million connections are through broadband networks, representing a 135% growth year over year, up to an 8.2% broadband penetration rate.