Bulgaria’s telecoms revenues decline; 68.6% growth in wireless broadband sector

12 Jun 2013

The Bulgarian communications industry has recorded a 4% decline in revenues to BGN2.82 billion (USD1.92 billion) in 2012 due to the 57.6% decrease in the country’s termination tariffs that year, according to the Communications Regulation Commission’s (CRC’s) most recent annual report. Although the report has not yet been officially published by the watchdog, parts of it have been released to local media following the CRC’s approval, Capital reported. The regulator reported an increase of 18.7% in the number of fixed and wireless broadband subscriptions to reach a total of 1.9 million users by December 2012, although the wireless segment carried out the brunt by recording 68.6% annual growth in the number of subscriptions by the end of the year. The CRC also reported 49% annual increase in the number of users of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in 2012, as 420,917 subscribers (or 3.48% of the total number of subscribers) changed their operator via MNP throughout the year.

Bulgaria, Communications Regulation Commission (CRC)