Bulgaria has a developed mobile market as indicated by current mobile penetration levels. Three mobile network operators offer GSM and WCDMA-based services. Competition has intensified given the recent implementation of a streamlined mobile number portability process. At least one operator is branching into the fixed-line market, acquiring a number of fibre-based broadband internet service providers. Mobile data offerings are focused on mobile broadband, resulting in considerable investment in network upgrades among all players. This report presents a concise overview of Bulgaria’s mobile market, offering a variety of statistics and insightful analysis covering the major operators, market developments and services offered.
MNOs fined for MNP non-compliance; HSPA+ coverage extended; mobile sector nearly half of all telecom sector revenue; Vivacom reports strong growth in mobile broadband subscriber base; mobile termination rates reduced in mid-2012; MNP takes off under new regulatory measure; 2GH spectrum licence cancelled; 1800MHz spectrum licensees fail to pay for fees; M-Tel extends LTE roll-out; regulator’s market data updates; telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2012; market developments to January 2013.