BTC postpones Bulgaria’s third GSM network launch

4 Apr 2005

Former state-owned telco the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC) announced last week that it has postponed the launch of its national GSM network because of ongoing negotiations on interconnectivity with the other two wireless operators, MobilTel (MTel) and Cosmo Bulgaria (GloBul). BTC added that its participation in the bidding for UMTS licences had further delayed its launch plans, which had been scheduled for April but now look to have been pushed back to May. Ahead of launch, BTC has targeted corporate customers and is already offering packages to businesses that include a triple-play service comprising a fixed line, mobile and high speed internet connection. According to newspaper the Sofia Echo, BTC has even offered to cover firms’ expenses if they agree to drop their GloBul or MTel mobile service and switch to one of its new inclusive packages.

Bulgaria,Vivacom (BTC),



Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.