BTC and MTel agree GSM interconnection

29 Jun 2005

The mobile unit of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC) has reached an agreement with the country’s leading wireless operator MobilTel (MTel) for interconnection of their GSM networks. BTC, which is still to launch services, piloted its network in Sofia in November 2004 and was awarded a ‘class B’ UMTS licence in April 2005 after being outbid for a higher capacity concession by MobilTel at the end of the previous month. It claims to be implementing its GSM network rollout in such a way as to afford evolution to 3G with minimum effort.

Bulgaria, A1 Bulgaria (Mobiltel), Vivacom (BTC)