Bulgarian satellite TV operator Bulsatcom has been awarded a mobile operating licence by the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC), according to local press reports. The concession, valued at BGN12 million (USD8.2 million), means that Bulsatcom becomes the fourth wireless operator in Bulgaria, and will compete against M-Tel (which claimed a 44.5% subscriber market share at the end of September 2012 according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database), Globul (35.7%) and Vivacom (19.7%) in a market comprising 12.4 million subscribers. Bulsatcom says it will launch GSM services by the end of 2013.
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