Bulgaria - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
The broadband market enjoys excellent cross-platform competition, including DSL, cable, fibre, WiMAX and LAN-based services. While the share of the market held by cable has increased slightly in recent years, the DSL sector is losing market share as a result of customers being migrated to fibre networks. Operators including Vivacom and Cooolbox now provide gigabit services, with Vivacom's fibre infrastructure covering about 1.07 million premises by September 2016. By late 2015 an estimated two-thirds of subscribers were connected to fibre networks.
The country 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.
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 2021.
Cooolbox launches 1Gb/s FttP service; Telekom Austria Group acquires Blizoo Bulgaria from EQT; Vivacom re-acquires NURTS DTTV provider; Satellite BG ceases broadcasting; new cableco association launched; consolidation among cable TV players; Vivacom increases satellite broadband service to 18Mb/s; government investment program for broadband in rural areas; Vivacom's FiberNet offer passes 1.07 million premises; report update includes the regulator's market data for 2015, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2016, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
MobilTel, Trans Telecom, Vivacom, Bulgarian Telecom and Television, Blizoo.