More than one in three (36%) households in Romania now own a tablet, with an average of 1.1 tablets per home, according to a survey undertaken for the regulator ANCOM.

Moreover, 73% of the households have at least one smartphone (1.5 per household, on average), and 55% have laptops.

The survey, which was conducted for ANCOM by International Consulting Expertise in collaboration with CCSAS, focused on mobile internet.

It found that Romanian on average pay RON58 (13.1) for individually purchased services and RON 109 for a bundle containing mobile internet services.

It also revealed that Romanians are generally satisfied with their current mobile internet service provider, only 5% of them switching operators in the past year.

Mobile internet in Romania is used mainly for browsing, social networking and e-mail, as well as for voice communication or instant messaging.

Over three-quarters (78%) of users access mobile internet services on a daily or almost daily basis, while some 15% use it 2-3 times a week.