Bulgaria possesses an evolving telecoms market that reflects the general economy; adoption of EU regulatory principles has created a stable regulatory environment, attracting much foreign investment. The incumbent has been privatised and the liberalised market has attracted new market entrants although the incumbent remains the dominant fixed-line market player. Competition and the trend of fixed mobile substitution have resulted in fixed-line operators focusing on broadband and related services, in turn driving network deployments. This report provides an overview of Bulgaria’s growing fixed-line telecom market, and includes information on regulatory developments, major operators and fixed-line networks, as well as a variety of statistics and data.
Vivacom reports fall in overall revenue for Q3 2012; Vivacom bought out by two banks; MobilTel covers one million households with fixed network; steady growth in new entrant fixed-lines; amended Electronic Communications Act focused on enhancing regulator’s powers; regulator’s market data updates; telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2012; market developments to January 2013.