Bulgaria - Fixed Broadband Market- Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

The broadband market enjoys excellent cross-platform competition, including services based on DSL, cable, fibre, WiMAX and LAN technologies. While the share of the market held by cable has increased slightly in recent years, the DSL sector is losing market share as a result of customers being migrated to fibre networks, particularly those operated by the incumbent telco Vivacom. By mid-2018 about 56% of Vivacom’s fixed-line broadband subscribers were on fibre infrastructure.

The country has undertaken steps to develop an internet society encompassing commerce, health and government services.

This report provides an insight into Bulgaria’s fixed-line and fixed-wireless broadband sectors. It includes an overview of the technologies, major players, market developments and statistics as well as subscriber forecasts.

Key developments:

  • Cooolbox launches 1Gb/s FttP service;
  • New cableco association launched;
  • Vivacom increases satellite broadband data rate;
  • Government investment program for broadband in rural areas;
  • Vivacom’s FiberNet offer passes 1.15 million premises;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data for 2017, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

A1 Bulgaria (MobilTel), Trans Telecom, Vivacom, Bulgarian Telecom and Television, Blizoo.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction and statistical overview

    • Market analysis
    • Broadband statistics
    • Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)

  • Other fixed broadband services

    • World Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX)
    • Satellite broadband
  • Digital economy

    • E-government
    • E-health
  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 2000 – 2009
  • Table 2 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 3 – Fixed-line broadband market share by access type – 2009 – 2017
  • Table 4 – Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Fixed broadband subscribers by data speed – 2010- 2017
  • Table 6 – Total /internet (retail and wholesale) revenue – 2008 – 2017
  • Table 7 – Retail and wholesale internet revenue – 2015 – 2017
  • Table 8 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Table 9 – A1 Bulgaria broadband subscribers –2011 - 2018
  • Table 10 – Cable broadband subscribers – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 11 – DSL subscribers – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 12 – Vivacom broadband subscribers – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 13 – Vivacom fibre broadband connections and homes passed – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 14 – FttP subscribers – 2008 – 2017

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Fixed-line broadband market share by access type – 2009 – 2017
  • Chart 3 – Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Fixed broadband subscribers by data speed – 2010- 2017

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Technologies

Broadband Fixed
Broadcasting
Digital Media
Internet
Mobile & Wireless Broadband and Media
Strategies & Analyses (Industry & Markets)

Number of pages 29

Status Current

Last updated 21 Sep 2018
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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