AVAILABLE SERVICES IN BULGARIA

Bulgaria has an open economy that historically has grown strongly, but its per-capita income is still one of the lowest among EU members and its reliance on energy imports and foreign demand for its exports makes its growth sensitive to external market conditions.

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DETAILS

Penetration rate for Internet access at the end of 2018 in Bulgaria was of 66.7%. The country inherited an extensive but antiquated telecommunications network from the Soviet era, but quality has improved with a modern digital trunk line now connecting switching centers in most of the regions, while remaining areas are connected by digital microwave radio relay.

TELECOMS MARKET

Bulgaria’s telecoms market has been affected by the country’s complex economic landscape, and revenue in the telecoms sector has been going down for the past few years. Consumers are migrating from fixed-line voice telephony to mobile and VoIP alternatives, and SMS and MMS services are being replaced by alternative messaging services. Mobile network operators are also facing reduced roaming revenue after the EU required international roaming rates within the Union to be in line with domestic rates. Nevertheless, there are important opportunities for telcos to develop bundled packages that are being increasingly preferred by consumers. On the other hand, the telecom sector has benefitted from EU regulatory measures, which has encouraged investment in the sector from other telcos as well as private equity firms. The Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) regulates communications in Bulgaria.

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Bulgaria’s per-capita income remains the lowest among EU members. Real GDP growth remained slow – less than 2% annually – until 2015, when demand from EU countries for Bulgarian exports, plus an inflow of EU development funds, boosted growth to more than 3%. In recent years, strong domestic demand combined with low international energy prices have contributed to Bulgaria’s economic growth approaching 4% and have also helped to ease inflation. Bulgaria’s prudent public financial management contributed to budget surpluses both in 2016 and 2017. Despite a favorable investment regime, including low, flat corporate income taxes, significant challenges remain. Corruption in public administration, a weak judiciary, low productivity, lack of transparency in public procurements, and the presence of organized crime continue to hamper the country’s investment climate and economic prospects.

LOCAL PROVIDERS

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INCUMBENT OPERATOR

The incumbent Vivacom has been privatised, and the government no longer holds the ‘golden share’ which had enabled it to veto certain key decisions. Although the liberalised market has attracted new market entrants, the company remains the dominant player. Vivacom, which was known as the Bulgarian Telecommunication Company (BTC) when it was a state company, is the third largest mobile operator in Bulgaria, based on the number of subscribers. The company’s mobile service revenue market share was around 28% for by the end of 2016. Vivacom is also the main player in the fixed voice market with 82% revenue share.

RELEVANT INTERNET EXCHANGE POINTS

  • NetIX-KAN – NetIX Global Internet Exchange, Kapitan Andreevo
  • NetIX-RUS – NetIX Global Internet Exchange, Ruse
  • NetIX-SOF – NetIX Global Internet Exchange, Sofia

DATACENTERS IN BULGARIA

Kapitan Andreevo
TSBG
Byalo More 3
6530 Kapitan Andreevo
Telecom Center Ruse
Neterra Ltd
16 Carkovna Nezavisimost Str.
7004 Ruse
Silistra Telecom Solutions
Malaga Data Center
34 Simeon Veliki Str.
7500 Silistra
EVOLINK Datacenter – Sofia
EVOLINK AD
25A Akad. G. Bonchev Str
1574 Sofia

Data Center Bulgaria
Info Data Center Ltd
1, Momin Kladenetz str.
1164 Sofia

Sofia-connect Ltd
Sofia Connect
19,Vrabcha str.
1504 Sofia

Sofia Connect 2
Sofia Connect
38,Hristo Botev Blvd.
1000 Sofia

BTC Core Network
BTC
Gurko 4
1000 Sofia

Interoute Bulgaria SOF-SHI
Interoute Communications Ltd
63, Shipchenski prohod Blvd.
1574 Sofia

TELEPOINT
TELEPOINT Carrier Neutral Data Center
Ovche Pole, 122
1303 Sofia

Inteorute Bulgaria SOF003
Interoute Communications Ltd
122, Ovche Pole
1303 Sofia

Daticum
Daticum
#135, Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd.
1784 Sofia

3DC
3DC
10, “5030” str.
1592 Sofia

Sofia Teleport
Neterra Ltd
26a A. Saharov Blvd.
1784 Sofia

Colocation BG
Colocation BG
9, Varbitsa str.
1000 Sofia

RACK.BG
RACK.BG
36 Okolovrasten pat blvd., level S
1407 Sofia

Sofia Data Center
Neterra Ltd
3 Grigorii Gorbatenko Str.
1784 Sofia

EVOLINK Datacenter Sofia 2
EVOLINK AD
16B Burzarica Str., Ovcha Kupel district
1000 Sofia

Easy Vipes
Easy Vipes
122, Ovche pole str.
1303 Sofia

TelecityGroup (Sofia-1)
TelecityGroup
n/a Sofia
Bulgaria
For security reasons this is not the exact location of the data center. However, it is located within the city of Sofia.

Varna Data Center
Varna Data Center
“8 Primorski Polk” 128
9000 Varna

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