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Bulgaria - Fixed Broadband Market- Statistics and Analyses

Bulgaria - Fixed Broadband Market- 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, particularly those operated by the incumbent telco Vivacom. By mid-2017 more than half of Vivacom's fixed-line broadband subscribers were on fibre.

The country has undertaken steps to develop an internet society encompassing commerce, health and government services.

This report provides an insight into Bulgaria's fixed-line and fixed-wireless broadband sectors. It includes an overview of the technologies, major players, market developments and statistics as well as subscriber forecasts.

Key developments:

MobilTel completes merger with Blizoo; Cooolbox launches 1Gb/s FttP service; new cableco association launched; consolidation among cable TV players; Vivacom increases satellite broadband data rate; government investment program for broadband in rural areas; Vivacom's FiberNet offer passes close to two million premises; report update includes the regulator's market data for 2016, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

MobilTel, Trans Telecom, Vivacom, Bulgarian Telecom and Television, Blizoo.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Broadband statistics
2.3 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
2.3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
6. Other fixed broadband services
6.1 World Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX)
6.2 Satellite broadband
7. Digital economy
7.1 E-government
7.2 E-health
8. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 2000 - 2009
Table 2 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 - 2018
Table 3 Fixed-line broadband market share by access type 2009 - 2016
Table 4 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2005 - 2017
Table 5 Fixed broadband subscribers by data speed 2010- 2016
Table 6 Total /internet (retail and wholesale) revenue 2008 - 2016
Table 7 Retail and wholesale internet revenue 2015 - 2016
Table 8 Forecast fixed broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
Table 9 MobilTel broadband subscribers 2011 - 2017
Table 10 Cable broadband subscribers 2005 - 2016
Table 11 DSL subscribers 2005 - 2016
Table 12 Vivacom broadband subscribers 2013 - 2017
Table 13 Vivacom fibre broadband connections and homes passed 2013 2017
Table 14 FttP subscribers 2008 - 2017
Chart 1 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 2018
Chart 2 Fixed-line broadband market share by access type 2009 2016
Chart 3 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2005 2017

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