Bulgaria

CRC consults on proposed frequency allocations
Vivacom’s net profit increases to BGN31.9m in 1H17
Mtel confirms Blizoo integration is now complete
Telenor Bulgaria said to be testing LTE-A technology
Vivacom reports net losses of BGN19.6m in 2016
Max said to be experiencing financial difficulties
Vivacom looking to acquire a minority stake in parent Viva Telecom Bulgaria
Vivacom denies Orange’s takeover plans
Orange mulling takeover of Bulgarian cellco Vivacom
CRC adopts new fixed line termination rates for 2016-2020
Cooolbox launches 1Gbps FTTH service in two towns
Spas Roussev finalises Vivacom takeover
Mobile services, consolidation of NURTS boost Vivacom 1H16 results
Vivacom’s revenue up 5.2% in 1Q16
Vivacom deploys commercial LTE services in Sofia, Pernik and Vratsa
M-Tel, Vivacom also secure LTE-1800 spectrum
Telenor Bulgaria acquires additional spectrum in 1800MHz band
M-Tel to offer 260Mbps LTE in selected areas
M-Tel launches LTE network with 75% footprint
Telenor expands LTE services to 75% of Bulgarians
Vivacom reports revenues, customer growth in 2015
Empreno takes VTB Capital to court over Vivacom sale
CPC approves Vivacom sale
Telenor Bulgaria covers 57% of population with 4G
Telenor Bulgaria poised to launch LTE on 1 December
Vivacom sold to Spas Roussev for USD330m
Vivacom said to have attracted three bidders
Vivacom’s revenues up 4% in 9M15
MAX to discontinue WiMAX services in November
VTB Capital launches sale of Vivacom
Telekom Austria paid EUR119.7m for Blizoo Bulgaria
CRC invites bids for 2500MHz-2690MHz spectrum auction
Blizoo upgrades HFC network in Dobrich
MAX launches voice services over its LTE network
CPC approves M-Tel’s takeover of Blizoo
Ernst&Young to advise on Vivacom sale
Bulgaria’s CRC to auction frequencies in 2500MHz-2690MHz band
Vivacom to offer download speeds of 63Mbps over its 3G network
Vivacom reports net loss of BGN6.8m in 1H15
Mobiltel to acquire 100% of Blizoo shares from EQT
MAX, M-Tel in national roaming agreement
LIC33 pulls out of Vivacom deal
Max launches LTE in 14 new towns
Telenor Bulgaria’s network LTE-ready
EQT planning to exit the Bulgarian market
CPC approves Vivacom’s takeover of NURTS
Max extends 4G footprint; reveals seaside summer plans
Blizoo launches LTE service over Max’s network
Vivacom fined BGN3.7m for abusing dominant position
Vivacom reports revenue, subscriber growth in Q1 2015
Telenor Bulgaria completes 2G/3G upgrade project
Max expands 4G LTE network to Pernik, Blagoevgrad
CPC requests information on Vivacom’s change of ownership
Vivacom’s shares blocked over tax claim
Blizoo upgrades broadband speeds to 200Mbps
Vivacom’s revenues decrease marginally in 2014
Vivacom said to have new majority owner
CRC to rule on additional LTE spectrum in 1800MHz band on 12 March
M-Tel, CRC clash over LTE spectrum in 1800MHz band; M-Tel to invest BGN150m in networks in 2015
Max selects Diametriq’s signalling platform for its LTE network
CPC fines Vivacom for ‘supply of a prohibited subsidy’
BTC accused of abusing dominant position
M-Tel completes 3G network upgrade
Max Bulgaria demonstrates VoLTE technology
CPC to investigate alleged change in ownership in Vivacom
Vivacom attracts an unnamed suitor
Max, Blizoo sign a wholesale agreement
CPC opens in-depth investigation of Vivacom, NURTS deal
Max extends LTE services to Plovdiv, Bourgas
Max to offer voice services over OTT platform?
Vivacom 9M14 revenues drop 4.9%; profit surges 56%
Bulgarian operator GloBul rebrands as Telenor
Max launches LTE in Varna
Blizoo fined for ‘unfair competitive practices’
CRC consults on use of available spectrum in 1800MHz band
High court backs CCP decision accusing M-Tel of ‘unfair commercial practices’
Consumer protection agency sues Bulgarian cellcos for ‘unfair’ contracts
CRC to revoke 4G Com’s licence for non-payment
Vivacom to acquire NURTS Bulgaria
Bulgaria’s Supreme Administrative Court upholds Vivacom ‘unfair practice’ allegation
Vivacom’s revenue down in 1H14, while profit surges to BGN19m
Telekom Austria finalises Blizoo Macedonia deal
Max launches LTE services in Pleven
EBRD set to offer Bulsatcom EUR20m loan
Blizoo offers access to VOYO TV platform
Bulgarian operators plan to invest BGN624m in network upgrades in 2014
Vivacom has assets of EUR71m tied up in now-defunct CCBank
GloBul and Germanos to merge ahead of Telenor rebranding
Max unveils five LTE subscription plans
Telekom Austria announces EUR400m impairment for M-Tel
M-Tel completes successful trial of network virtualisation
Vivacom management denies claims the company is for sale
Vivacom up for sale?
Max Telecom launches first commercial LTE network in Bulgaria
GloBul commences 2G/3G upgrade project in Pernik
M-Tel renews GSM licence for EUR30.6m
Bulgarian cellcos introduce per-second billing
MobilTel required to pay BGN60.2m to renew its licence
Bulgarian start-up 4G Com up for grabs
Bulgaria’s CRC and ANRCETI of Moldova sign MoU
Bulgaria's regulator CRC set to gain more power
GloBul awards a network upgrade contract to Huawei
Max Telecom owner discusses LTE launch
Vivacom reports 5% decrease in revenues to USD570m in 2013
GloBul revenue down by 7% to BGN165.4m
Max Telecom looking for additional investment
Max Telecom to launch LTE in 1H14
Bulgarian telcos oppose per-second billing
CRC amends general requirements for provision of telecoms services
Bulgaria against a single EU telecoms market
Vivacom plans to issue EUR400m in bonds
EQT calls off Blizoo sale
M-Tel, GloBul, Vivacom cover underground rail system with DC-HSPA+
GloBul to be rebranded to Telenor in 2014
Bulgaria and Montenegro sign MoU
96.2% of the population in Bulgaria have access to DVB-T following analogue switch-off
Max Telecom conducts its first data transfer over LTE network
Government authorises scrapping golden share in Vivacom
EQT hires Jefferies, UniCredit as advisers on Blizoo sale
CRC opens public consultation on a draft amendment of the telecoms fees
CRC adopts its decision on national roaming services
Bulgaria delays analogue switch-off yet again
Vivacom plans to abolish preferential golden share
EQT seeking an exit from Bulgaria and Macedonia
M-Tel reports 20.3% decline in revenue to EUR101.3m
OTE, Telenor finalise sale of GloBul
EC accepts nine 800MHz excuses; rejects two
CRC launches auction for 2500MHz-2690MHz bands
EC approves Telenor’s acquisition of GloBul
CRC opens public consultation on 1800MHz, 1900MHz, 2100MHz, 3500MHz bands
CRC opens public consultation on national roaming service
Max Telecom selects Nokia Siemens Networks to supply LTE equipment
MTel expands fibre-optic network to Ruse; 1m fixed homes passed
Bulgaria’s telecoms revenues decline; 68.6% growth in wireless broadband sector
Court cancels Max Telecom’s fine of BGN226,500
Vivacom reports 300,000 customers ported their numbers to its network
CRC announces public tender for BTC audit
Mobiltel reports revenue decline to EUR97.5m
Vivacom reports plunge in net profit of BGN6.49m
Telenor acquires GloBul and Germanos
Russian investor acquires Bulgaria's Max Telecom
Turk Telekom places binding bids for Cosmo Bulgaria, Germanos Telecom
CRC adopts decision on guarantees for interconnection deals
CRC issues its final decision confirming BTC’s dominance
NPS to start releasing LTE-suitable spectrum in January 2014
GloBul bidding deadline extended by a month
Vestitel’s second Greek-Bulgarian route ready in five months
OTE reconsidering GloBul sale
Ukraine, Bulgaria, Georgia joining TASIM fibre superhighway
M-Tel expands DC-HSPA+ network
Binding bids for Globul due next month
Vivacom sees sales slip but net profit almost triple
Vivacom owners make buyout offer
Bulsatcom becomes Bulgaria's fourth mobile operator
Cosmo Bulgaria secures EUR153m syndicated loan
Vivacom improves satellite internet offer
Globul bidders have until the end of November
Turk Telekom makes offer for Globul and Germanos Telecom
Bulgarian cellcos to extend coverage to Sofia Metro underground system
Vivacom sale completed
Vivacom debt-swap deal expected ‘soon’
Vivacom sale approved
Vivacom sale imminent
M-Tel boosts mobile speeds
M-Tel Bulgaria launches new video-on-demand service
Vivacom-BTC sale could go ahead this year
OTE looking to exit Bulgaria
Vivacom sale derailed by lawsuits, report claims
Vivacom sale falters, reports suggest
Turkcell named as likely Vivacom winner
Bulgarian cellcos have installed 593 illegal base stations
CCB leads bidding for Vivacom report suggests
Turkcell confirms Vivacom bid
Turkcell denies USD1.4 billion Bulgaria bid
Fourth bidder for Vivacom appears
Doubts over new licence awards
Three bidders interested in Vivacom
Telekom Austria outsources network operations in Slovenia, Bulgaria
Vivacom reports slight fall in 2011 sales
Turkcell interested in Vivacom stake
Vivacom to provide 100Mbps on fixed and wireless networks
CRC issues three new licences
Bulgaria to amend communication law
CCP takes legal action against operators for aggressive commercial practice
M-Tel to launch LTE in 2012
Mobile auction cancelled after no bidders
BTC sees profit drop as expenses mount and revenues fall
Vivacom up for sale
CRC to issue BWA concession
CRC sets price for UMTS licence
CRC approves NURTS sale
CRC announces tender for UMTS licence
Free internet from Vivacom
Bulgaria to drop MTR
M-Tel testing LTE
M-Tel completes network upgrade
EVO upgrades to FTTH
Vivacom to invest EUR600 million in network upgrade
Vivacom reports 1Q results
TransTelecom loses WiMAX licence
Oger Telecom rumoured to be acquiring Vivacom stake
Vivacom to integrate fixed, mobile networks
Viva raises government hackles, again
MobilTel expands 42Mbps coverage
Trio fined for MNP failures
Vivacom reports prelim year end results
A SIM too many?
Cablecos merge to form BTT
Cosmo Bulgaria raises issues with EC
Vivacom reports 9M results
Oger to manage Vivacom?
Vivacom ownership changes close to being finalised
Number portability causes ructions
Telekom Austria buys pair of Bulgarian cablecos
Max Telecom and Samsung accelerate WiMAX deployment
Li and Oger may cooperate over Vivacom
PCCW drops plan to invest in Vivacom
New owner seeks to cut USD1bn from Vivacom debt, paper says
Hong Kong billionaire to acquire Vivacom, report says
CableTel-Eurocom selects ADB for upgrade
M-Tel abandons WiMAX
M-Tel launches half price fixed line offer
Vivacom selects Alca-Lu to help drive ‘strategic transformation’
CPC gives green light to Orbitel acquisition
1.8 million SIM cards registered at end of 2009
Magyar Telekom sells Orbitel to SpectrumNet
EQT acquires two cable operators in Bulgaria
CRC to ease number portability rules from March 2010
Bye, bye BTC. Hello Vivacom
State to sell BTC golden share for BGN1
BTC: profit plummets 64%
Bulgaria warned over EU directive violation
BTC awards Intracom GSM contract
Mobile tender cancelled (again)
Vivatel selects NSN solution for IMS platform
BTC: profit down 40%, revenue up 1%
CRC schedules wireless licence tender
MobilTel secures additional two million numbers
Sofia given three-month warning for E-112 failure
CRC cancels GSM tender
Nexcom expands WiMAX network to Primorsko and Kiten
BTC selects Alca-Lu for EUR32 million contract to deploy GSM/EDGE network infrastructure
Solo bidder for Bulgarian wireless licence
Eight express interest in GSM licence
Five confirmed in bid for GSM licence
Bulgaria to auction fourth wireless licence in July
Eleven express interest in fourth wireless licence
TeliaSonera expands its IP network into Bulgaria
CRC launches GSM tender
Regulator denies Nexcom extra frequency bands
BTC launches VoIP option
MNP: ready and waiting, but does anybody care?
BTC net profit slumps 12%
MNP to be implemented late March
Scopus Video inks Bulgarian, Hungarian digital upgrade contracts
Max Telecom completes first phase of national WiMAX network
BTC agrees wholesale ADSL terms
Regulator mulls fourth mobile operator
Telekom Austria Group releases year-end subscriber figures
Huawei to deploy WiMAX network for TransTelecom
Max Telecom WiMAX coverage now at 30%
Analogue wireless firm awarded CDMA450 licence
EC raps Bulgaria over regulator's lack of independence
Vivatel celebrates a million customers
AIG ups BTC holding to 94%; prepares to delist
Max Telecom to deploy national WiMAX network using Navini kit
Intel Capital and MCI invest in Nexcom
Subscriber growth helps boost Cosmote profits by 24.6%
AIG ups BTC stake to 90%
BTC takeover delayed
Carrier BG offered WiMAX licence
M-Tel reports 11.7% jump in Q1 sales
Bulgaria adopts new telecoms bill
AIG wins BTC stake in EUR1.08 billion deal
Financial consortium rumoured to have secured BTC stake
Vivatel to launch 3G network next week
BTC sale enters final stage
Turkcell bids EUR1.3b for BTC stake
GloBul launches live content streaming
All the fours for MTel
Turkcell makes offer for BTC
Mobilkom upgrades to HSPA with Ericsson
Globul’s revenues climb 25%
Cosmote results: users top eleven million, half a million added in Romania in 4Q
BTC reports 100,000 ADSL subscribers
Turk Telekom and five others compete for BTC
Sistema eyes BTC, papers say
BTC profit dragged down by Vivatel loss
Nexcom launches WiMAX network
Novator mulls BTC option
Max selects Navini for WiMAX roll out
Mobiltel reports 4.3 million users in 2006
Mobiltel says no to wireless number portability regs
M-Tel launches 3G for pre-paid subscribers
Interoute launches fixed line services for businesses
Max Telecom selects Proxim Wireless for WiMAX equipment
Bulgaria may defer mobile number portability
Bulgarian telcos announce 9m results
Globul seeks fixed wireless concession
BTC fined BGL200,000 by competition watchdog
Mobiltel to expand WiMAX coverage
Four express interest in point-to-multipoint licences
Globul launches 3G
Globul launches i-mode
Nokia wins Vivatel deal
Mobile number portability likely from January
BTC fined for ADSL abuse
MTel extends HSDPA coverage to Black Sea
Globul to retain name
BTC lay-offs brought forward
Cosmoté to boost retail profile with purchase of Germanos stake
BTC reports profit crash
Draft bill to create 18 telecoms markets
GloBul sets date for name change
MobilTel launches HSDPA
Goodbye GloBul, hello Cosmote
Mobiltel becomes Vodafone partner
Mobilkom Group signs HSDPA upgrade deal
M-Tel ups EDGE to 46% of population
CRC okays Orbitel purchase
Novator buys BTC call option
Globul achieves 99.6% coverage
Regulator says no plans for fourth wireless licensee
BTC agrees EUR350 million loan
BTC and Orbitel decline WiMAX licences; MobilTel to pick up spare concession
MTel increases capacity to five million
Icelandic tycoon makes bid for BTC
Magyar acquires Orbitel for EUR8 million; promises EUR7 million investment
MTel expands EDGE to ten new cities
Cablenet TO THE MAX
BTC targets remaining analogue users
BTC says ‘Viva GSM’, as cellco launches with 10,000 users
Nexcom underlines WiMAX ambitions
Bulgaria awards three point-to-multipoint licences
Two win Class A licences
Regulator plans new Telecoms Act
Auction for wireless licences attracts interest
Nera Networks tests WiMAX in Bulgaria
BTC selects Huawei for NGN upgrade
VivaTel launch to spark mobile price war
VivaTel throws down the gauntlet on mobile pricing
Six telcos bid for PT2MP licences
MobilTel demonstrates UMTS network
GloBul posts EUR6.4 million net income in 1H
Vivatel to launch by Christmas
BTC names its mobile subsidiary ‘Vivatel’
BTC disconnects small firms
30 companies to bid for Bulgaria's five P2MP licences
BTC posts falling profits
Cosmoté buys out OTE’s stakes in GloBul and Cosmofon
Point-to-multipoint licence auctions scheduled
MTel extends EDGE to Black Sea
Telekom to move east after MobilTel purchase
Bulgarian court gives final all-clear to BTC’s GSM licence
Telekom’s MobilTel takeover done and dusted
BTC fined for abusing dominant position
BTC and MTel agree GSM interconnection
BTC sees 15% 1Q profit drop
Watchdog investigates BTC’s alleged LLU obstruction
Regulator reports slow fixed line development
Telekom Austria brings forward MobilTel takeover
Bulgarian telecoms sector up 11%
BTC expands phone booth empire
Bulgarian telecoms market up by 11%
ZTE to connect Bulgaria to neighbours with DWDM network
BTC calls a truce with cable operators
Bulgaria wraps up 3G licensing process; all three wireless players gain concessions
BTC postpones Bulgaria’s third GSM network launch
MobilTel wins Bulgaria’s first 3G licence
Telekom Austria one step nearer to owning MobilTel
Bulgarian 3G tenders going to plan
MTel close to EDGE
International suitors line up for Bulgarian UMTS licences
Bulgaria to sell three UMTS licenses
MobilTel plumps for fixed mobile IP solution
Telekom Austria wins option to buy MobilTel
BTC: flotation the way to go
Bulgarian utility prepares to launch new telco – Bulgartel
BTC launches wireless network
Viva set to launch in April
14 companies looking to take on BTC
MobilTel: three million and counting
Court stops BTC GSM licence award
Advent close to securing BTC stake and GSM licence
Telekom Austria eyes Bulgarian expansion
Regulator head fired over BTC sale delays
BTC sale postponed again
Telekom Austria still wants MobilTel
Going, going… finally gone!
MTel expands portfolio of services
Another spanner in the works at BTC
BTC stake sale due by the end of month
Cellphone suspected as trigger device for Sofia bomb blast
The winter sales (i): Deputy PM threatens to call off BTC sale if year-end deadline is not met
Bulgarians to enjoy mobile number portability in 2007
BTC sell-off finally expected to get green light
Koc Holding deal still a sticky issue
BTC sale takes another turn
Western operators eye Bulgaria’s MobilTel
BTC affair rattles on
BTC sale is off - again
BTC sale to Advent scrapped
MTel sale attracts Vodafone interest
BTC ready to embrace Advent of privatisation