Our shareholders are Telespazio SpA, a Leonardo-Thales Company, and S.N. Radiocomunicaţii S.A., a company fully owned by the Romanian Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Communications, having 62% and respectively, 38% of the social capital.
RARTEL combines, through the strategic partnerships with Telespazio S.p.A, the know-how on the most advanced satellite technologies with the local operational capacity and infrastructures of S.N. Radiocomunicaţii S.A., being able to respond to new demands of the Romanian and International market with innovative ideas and solutions.
Telespazio S.p.A is a joint-venture headquartered in Rome, Italy, that brings together the two big European partners Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%). Founded in 1961, it is nowadays one the major global players in satellite solutions and services.
Numerous international cooperation agreements and joint ventures, as well as the wide international network of space centres and teleports, allow Telespazio to be present directly in most of the global markets and to act as a leading company in key sectors for public institutions, business operators and consumers. Activities range from design and development of space systems, to management of satellites launch and in-orbit control services, Earth Observation services, integrated communications, satellite navigation and localisation, as well as scientific programmes.
Today, more than ever, Telespazio is a true innovator, transforming what were once just possibilities into real services available to an increasingly wide international audience.
S.N. Radiocomunicaţii S.A.
Societatea Naţională de Radiocomunicaţii S.A. (also known as Radiocom), is a leader in the field of broadcasting (broadcasting and terrestrial transport of radio and TV programmes) and an important provider of electronic communications networks and services, being an uninterrupted and active presence in the Romanian telecommunications market for over 80 years.
Founded in July 1991 following the splitting of ROM-POST-TELECOM as R.A. Radiocomunicaţii and taking its current name in 1998, it provides distribution and transmission services for radio and TV programmes for the Romanian Broadcasting Company and the Romanian Television Company. It also supports telephone transmissions on radio relay lines, covering the entire Romanian territory through the four Radiocommunication Directorates.
S.N. Radiocomunicaţii S.A. has a rich experience in the field of satellite communications having built the first Romanian satellite earth station in 1976 in the well-known Cheia Satellite Communications Centre (Prahova County) – the most important gateway for satellite entry and exit for data, voice, radio and video communications in Romania.