1 Key statistics

2 Regional European Market Comparison

2.1 Europe Telecom Maturity Index by tier

2.1.1 Market Leaders

2.1.2 Market Challengers

2.1.3 Market Emergents

2.2 TMI versus GDP

2.3 Mobile and mobile broadband penetration

2.4 Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration

3 Country overview

4 Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

4.1 Economic considerations and responses

4.2 Mobile devices

4.3 Subscribers

4.4 Infrastructure

5 Telecommunications market

5.1 Market analysis

6 Regulatory environment

6.1 Historical overview

6.2 Regulatory authority

6.3 Fixed line development

6.3.1 Telecom sector liberalisation

6.3.2 Privatisation

6.3.3 Interconnect

6.3.4 Access

6.3.5 Number Portability (NP)

6.3.6 Carrier selection/Carrier PreSelection

6.4 Mobile network developments

6.4.1 5G

6.4.2 GSM licences

6.4.3 3G licences

6.4.4 800MHz

6.4.5 1800MHz

6.4.6 2.5-2.6GHz

6.4.7 Other spectrum

6.4.8 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

6.4.9 Roaming

6.4.10 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)

7 Mobile market

7.1 Market analysis

7.2 Mobile statistics

7.2.1 General statistics

7.3 Mobile infrastructure

7.3.1 5G

7.3.2 4G (LTE)

7.3.3 3G

7.3.4 GSM

7.3.5 Mobile voice

7.3.6 Mobile data

7.3.7 Mobile broadband

7.4 Major mobile operators

7.4.1 Vivacom

7.4.2 A1 Bulgaria (MobilTel/M-Tel)

7.4.3 Telenor Bulgaria (Cosmo Bulgaria Mobile/GloBul)

7.4.4 Mobile content and applications

7.4.5 Mobile virtual network Operators (MVNOs)

8 Fixed-line broadband market

8.1 Introduction and statistical overview

8.1.1 Market analysis

8.1.2 Broadband statistics

8.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

8.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

8.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)

8.5 Other fixed broadband services

8.5.1 World Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX)

8.5.2 Satellite broadband

9 Digital economy

9.1 E-Entertainment

9.2 E-Learning

9.3 E-payments

9.4 E-government

9.5 E-health

10 Fixed network operators

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Vivacom/Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC)

10.3 A1 Bulgaria

11 Telecommunications infrastructure

11.1 Overview of the national telecom network

11.2 International networks

11.3 Smart Grid

12 Appendix Historic data

13 Glossary of abbreviations

14 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Bulgaria 2020 (e)
Table 2 Telecom sector investment 2015 2019
Table 3 Investment in NGA 2013 2019
Table 4 Development of in telecom sector revenue, annual change 2010 2020
Table 6 Proportion of telecom sector revenue by service 2010 2019
Table 7 Change in the share of fixed-voice revenue by type 2011 2019
Table 8 Change in the number of fixed number portings 2009 2019
Table 9 Annual mobile number portings 2008 2019
Table 10 MTRs 2014 2020
Table 11 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 12 Decline in mobile sector revenue 2010 2019
Table 13 Change in the proportion of mobile revenue by service 2010 2019
Table 14 Change in mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2010 2019
Table 15 Change in mobile market share of revenue by operator 2010- 2019
Table 16 Change in mobile market revenue share by service 2010 2019
Table 17 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2010 2019
Table 18 Change in the number of A1 Bulgaria's prepaid subscribers 2010 2020
Table 19 Growth in the number of LTE subscribers 2015 2019
Table 20 Drop in SMS traffic 2010 2019
Table 21 Drop in MMS traffic 2010 2019
Table 22 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 23 Share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2017 2018
Table 24 Growth in the number of A1 Bulgaria' mobile broadband subscribers 2008 2020
Table 25 Change in the number of Vivacom's mobile subscribers 2012 2019
Table 26 Development of Vivacom's mobile revenue 2009 2019
Table 27 Vivacom annualised mobile ARPU 2012 2019
Table 28 A1 Bulgaria prepaid, postpaid and blended monthly ARPU 2009 2020
Table 29 Change in the number of A1 Bulgaria's mobile subscriber base 2010 2020
Table 30 Increase in A1 Bulgaria's Minutes of Use (MoU) 2010 2020
Table 31 Change in the number of Telenor Bulgaria's mobile subscribers 2010 2020
Table 32 Change in the share of fixed-line broadband subscribers by operator 2017 2019
Table 33 Change in fixed-line broadband market share by access type 2010 2019
Table 34 Increase in the total internet subscribers (fixed and mobile) and annual change 2015 2019
Table 35 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 36 Change in the proportion of fixed broadband subscribers by data speed 2010- 2019
Table 37 Growth in total internet (retail and wholesale) revenue 2008 2019
Table 38 Retail and wholesale internet revenue 2015 2019
Table 39 Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2010 2019
Table 40 Decline in the number of DSL subscribers 2010 2019
Table 41 Development of Vivacom's broadband subscriber base 2012 2019
Table 42 Evolution of A1 Bulgaria's fixed broadband subscribers 2011 - 2020
Table 43 Increase in the number of Vivacom's fibre broadband connections and homes passed 2013 2019
Table 44 Growth in the number of FttP subscribers 2008 2019
Table 45 Development of Vivacom's financial data 2009 2019
Table 46 Development of Vivacom's financial data by sector 2010 2019
Table 47 Change in the number of Vivacom's subscribers by sector 2012 2019
Table 48 Change in the number of Vivacom's pay TV and IPTV subscribers 2013 2019
Table 49 Change in A1 Bulgaria's financial data 2009 2020
Table 50 Growth in the number of A1 Bulgaria's fixed RGUs 2011 2020
Table 51 Increase in the number of A1 Bulgaria's fixed access lines 2011 2020
Table 52 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2025
Table 53 Increase in international internet bandwidth 2009 2019
Table 54 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration 1995 2009
Table 55 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 2009
Table 56 Historic - International bandwidth 2000 2009
Table 57 Historic - Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2002 2009
Table 58 Historic - Total SMS messages sent 2003 2009
Table 59 Historic - Mobile base stations in service by technology 2012 2016
Table 60 Historic - Telenor Bulgaria's financial data (NOK) 2013 2018
Table 61 Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2005 2009
Table 62- Historic- Change in mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2006 2009
Table 63 - Historic- A1 Bulgaria's prepaid subscribers 2004 2009
Table 64 - Historic- Total MMS messages sent 2003 2009
Table 65 - Historic- Change in the number of A1 Bulgaria's mobile subscriber base 2004 2009
Table 66 - Historic- Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2005 200
Table 67 - Historic- Decline in the number of DSL subscribers 2005 2009
Table 68 - Historic- Increase in international internet bandwidth 2000 2009
Table 69 - Historic- Development of in telecom sector revenue, annual change 2006 2009
Table 70 - Historic- Change in mobile market share of revenue by operator 2007- 2009
Table 71 - Historic -Increase in A1 Bulgaria's Minutes of Use (MOU) 2007 2009
Table 72 - Historic -Telenor Bulgaria subscribers 2007 2009

List of Charts
Chart 1 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders (top tier)
Chart 2 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers (middle tier)
Chart 3 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents (bottom tier)
Chart 4 Overall view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 5 Europe - mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 Scandinavia and Baltics: mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 7 Northern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 8 Southern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 9 Eastern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 10 Scandinavia and Baltics fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 11 Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 12 Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 13 Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 14 Investment in NGA 2013 2019
Chart 15 Development of in telecom sector revenue, annual change 2010 2020
Chart 16 Telecom sector revenue by service 2008 2019
Chart 17 Proportion of telecom sector revenue by service 2010 2019
Chart 18 Change in the share of fixed-voice revenue by type 2011 2019
Chart 19 Change in the number of fixed number portings 2009 2019
Chart 20 Annual mobile number portings 2008 2019
Chart 21 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 22 Decline in mobile sector revenue 2010 2019
Chart 23 Change in the proportion of mobile revenue by service 2010 2019
Chart 24 Change in mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2010 2019
Chart 25 Change in mobile market share of revenue by operator 2010 2019
Chart 26 Change in mobile market revenue share by service 2009 2019
Chart 27 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 28 Change in the number of A1 Bulgaria's prepaid subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 29 Growth in the number of LTE subscribers 2015 2019
Chart 30 Drop in SMS traffic 2010 2019
Chart 31 Drop in MMS traffic 2010 2019
Chart 32 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 33 Growth in the number of A1 Bulgaria' mobile broadband subscribers 2008 2020
Chart 34 Change in the number of Vivacom's mobile subscribers 2012 2019
Chart 35 Vivacom mobile revenue 2009 2019
Chart 36 Vivacom annualised mobile ARPU 2012 2019
Chart 37 A1 Bulgaria prepaid, postpaid and blended monthly ARPU 2009 2020
Chart 38 Change in the number of A1 Bulgaria's mobile subscriber base 2010 2020
Chart 39 Increase in A1 Bulgaria's Minutes of Use (MoU) 2010 2020
Chart 40 Change in the number of Telenor Bulgaria's mobile subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 41 Change in the share of fixed-line broadband subscribers by operator 2017 2019
Chart 42 Change in fixed-line broadband market share by access type 2010 2019
Chart 43 Increase in the total internet subscribers (fixed and mobile) and annual change 2015 2019
Chart 44 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 45 Change in the proportion of fixed broadband subscribers by data speed 2010- 2019
Chart 46 Growth in total internet (retail and wholesale) revenue 2008 2019
Chart 47 Retail and wholesale internet revenue 2015 2019
Chart 48 Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 49 Decline in the number of DSL subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 50 Development of Vivacom's broadband subscriber base 2012 2019
Chart 51 Evolution of A1 Bulgaria's fixed broadband subscribers 2011 - 2020
Chart 52 Increase in the number of Vivacom's fibre broadband connections and homes passed 2013 2019
Chart 53 Growth in the number of FttP subscribers 2008 2019
Chart 54 Development of Vivacom's financial data 2009 2019
Chart 55 Development of Vivacom's financial data by sector 2010 2019
Chart 56 Change in the number of Vivacom's subscribers by sector 2012 2019
Chart 57 Change in the number of Vivacom's pay TV and IPTV subscribers 2013 2019
Chart 58 Change in A1 Bulgaria's financial data 2009 2020
Chart 59 Growth in the number of A1 Bulgaria's fixed RGUs 2011 2020
Chart 60 Increase in the number of A1 Bulgaria's fixed access lines 2011 2020
Chart 61 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2025
Chart 62 Increase in international internet bandwidth 2009 2019

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview

Companies Mentioned
• Vivacom
• Orbitel
• Vestitel
• A1 Bulgaria (MobilTel)
• Telenor Bulgaria
• PPF Group
• Trans Telecom
• Blizoo
• Max Telecom
• T.com
• United Group.