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Digi Romania
Private
IndustryTelecommunications
Founded1993
HeadquartersBucharest, Romania
Number of locations
308 (in Romania as February 2016)
Area served
Romania
Hungary
Italy
Spain
Key people
Serghei Bulgac CEO
ProductsTelephone, Internet, Wireless, Television
RevenueIncrease 1,04 billion (2018)[1]
Decrease 21.14 million (2018)[1]
Number of employees
almost 13,000 (2018)[1]
Websitedigiromania.ro

RCS & RDS (formerly Romanian Cable System & Romanian Data System) is one of the biggest telecommunication operators in Central and Eastern Europe and the largest cable and satellite television company in Romania.[2][3] It offers cable television, cable internet, VOIP, 3G, 4G, 5G services and, since 2004, satellite television (Digi TV).

It provides services in Romania as well as in Spain, Hungary, and Italy.[2]

The company is controlled indirectly by RCS Management.[4] The shareholders of this company are:[5]

  • Cable Communications Systems NV – 88.54%
  • RCS&RDS SA with – 7.83%
  • Zoltán Teszári – 1.77%
  • 14 individuals associates – 1.86%

History[edit]

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 2017,[6] the company has:

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

In 2014 the company controlled the fourth largest mobile operator in Romania, and succeeded in winning a mobile operator licence in Hungary (to be deployed by 2016).[7]

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 and 4G mobile internet operating on TDD 2600 MHz band 38 and FDD 2100 MHz band 1.
  • Digi Move: 3G mobile internet service available in Hungary.

RCS&RDS Digital TV Channels[edit]

Beside the base package, it offers additional subscriptions.[8]

RCS&RDS Digi.Mobil in Romania[edit]

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

Frequencies used on the Digi.Mobil Romania Network
MCC MNC Frequency Band number Protocol Class Notes
226 05 900 MHz 8 UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ (21.6 Mbit/s/5.76 Mbit/s) 3G RCS&RDS started using this frequency band from 6 April 2014 for better indoor coverage.
226 05 2100 MHz 1 UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ (21.6 Mbit/s/5.76 Mbit/s) 3G
226 05 2100 MHz 1 LTE (75 Mbit/s/37.5 Mbit/s) 4G FDD-LTE network launched on 6 October 2016[9]
226 05 2600 MHz 38 LTE-TDD (112 Mbit/s) 4G TDD-LTE network launched on 1 October 2015
226 05 3700 MHz n78 5G (unknown Mbit/s) 5G TDD 5G network launched on 27 June 2019[10]

RCS&RDS Digi.Mobil in Hungary[edit]

Frequencies used on the Digi.Mobil Hungary Network
MCC MNC Frequency Band number Protocol Class Notes
216 03 1800 MHz 3 LTE (50 Mbit/s) 4G TDD-LTE network launched on 28 May 2019 [11]
216 03 3500 MHz 42 5G (-- Mbit/s) 5G TDD network Deployment [12]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c https://www.profit.ro/stiri/veniturile-consolidate-ale-digi-communications-compania-mama-a-rcs-rds-au-depasit-pragul-de-1-miliard-euro-in-2018-cresterea-costurilor-de-finantare-doboara-insa-cu-2-treimi-profitul-net-18851347/
  2. ^ a b "Despre RCS&RDS" (in Romanian). RCS & RDS.
  3. ^ a b http://www.wall-street.ro/slideshow/IT-C-Tehnologie/73140/Ce-masuri-au-luat-RCS-RDS-UPC-si-Romtelecom-pentru-a-trece-de-criza.html#slide_title
  4. ^ Adevărata faţă a conducerii RCS-RDS Archived 2013-06-09 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Changes in the RCS&RDS shareholding structure, June 07, 2012, BR Business Review
  6. ^ Company financial report for 2017
  7. ^ http://www.bmiresearch.com/news-and-views/digi-to-barely-impact-mobile-market-share-in-hungary
  8. ^ http://www.tvchannellists.com/List_of_Channels_on_RCS%26RDS List of Channels on RCS & RDS
  9. ^ http://www.digi24.ro/stiri/sci-tech/lumea-digitala/digi-mobil-anunta-lansarea-serviciul-de-date-4g-si-in-banda-de-frecvente-2100-mhz-582616
  10. ^ https://www.digiromania.ro/anunturi/digi-mobil-5g-smart-disponibil-de-azi-in-bucuresti-si-in-curand-in-cateva-orase-mari-13049
  11. ^ "28 May 2019". broadbandtvnews.com. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  12. ^ "28 May 2019". spectrummonitoring.com. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 20 June 2019.

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