Bulgaria’s telecoms regulator the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) has adopted its consultation document on the provision of national roaming services within the territory of Republic of Bulgaria with Decision No. 629 of 30 August 2013. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, the draft was available for public consultation on the watchdog’s website for a period of 30 days since 21 June 2013; the CRC received comments on the topic from the country’s main network operators Vivacom, Mobiltel, GloBul, Max Telecom and the independent media regulator the Council for Electronic Media (CEM). According to the document, the CRC seeks to develop more effective competition within the telecoms market in the country in order to stimulate growth of mobile services. The CRC also stated that national roaming services will stimulate the entry of new mobile providers by removing the current infrastructure barrier in the telecoms market and will increase investments in new technology by providing reasonable time scale to new entrants to deploy their own networks and reach 20% population coverage.
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