Broadband represents nearly all internet connections in Bulgaria, with healthy competition due to the number of competing technology platforms used to offer broadband access: DSL, cable, FttX, WiMAX and LAN-based micro ISPs. Recognising the potential of applying ICT to improve both social and economic development, Bulgaria has undertaken steps to develop an internet society encompassing commerce, health and government services. Cable TV penetration is well above the EU average and the market has undergone considerable consolidation. Digital TV is also widely available via broadband TV and satellite, with the number of competing platforms increasing following the launch of services by the telecoms incumbent. This report provides an insight into Bulgaria’s broadband and digital media markets. It includes an overview of the technologies, major players and market developments, as well as a variety of statistics and fixed broadband forecasts to 2020.
ASO put back to early 2015; new cableco association launched; consolidation among cable TV players; Vivacom increases satellite broadband service to 18Mb/s; government investment programme for broadband in rural areas; Vivacom Net service reaching 75% of the population; Vivacom FiberNet offer to reach one million households by 2014; regulator’s market data updates; telcos’ operating data to Q3 2012; market developments to January 2013.
Companies covered in this report include:
Mobiltel, Trans Telecom, Vivacom, Bulgarian Telecom and Television, Blizoo.