The company announced recently the launch of 3 subscriptions of fixed telephony that include free Internet access for 1 year for the retail clients, and for the corporate clients the operator offers free laptops depending on the Internet speed they opt for.
According to Ioannidis, Romtelecom will focus on the broadband services as these represent the future on the communications market. “Perhaps in a few years we will have 5 – 6 million broadband clients and much fewer fixed telephony ones. It is important for us to increase the total number of revenue-generating lines”, said Ioannidis.
Romtelecom had on 30 June 505,000 Internet users and 2.994 million fixed-telephony clients.
RCS&RDS is currently the main player on the Internet services market, with 750,000 users.
Romtelecom won early this week a licence for using the mobile communication frequencies, which will enable the company to enter the mobile Internet market.
According to Ioannidis, the company could offer broadband mobile communication services starting with end-2008, in line with the offer submitted at the National Communications Regulatory Authority (ANRC).
Romtelecom and Cosmote Romania are controlled by the Greek group OTE.
Romtelecom will debut its mobile telephony services by the end of the current year, said Romtelecom director general Yorgos Ioannidis.
ANRCTI announced on Monday that Romtelecom was designated winner of the bid for the new mobile communication license, with the highest score – 86. 21 points – out of 3 bidders.