Telenor expands LTE services to 75% of Bulgarians

18 Apr 2016

Bulgarian telecoms operator Telenor (previously GloBul) has extended its LTE footprint to 75% of the country’s population. The 4G network – which offers maximum downlink speeds of 75Mbps – now covers all cities/towns with population of over 5,000 people and roughly 50% of the downs with population of up to 5,000. The company’s CTO Vladimir Radojicic said: ‘Telenor completed successfully and timely relocation of its operations in the 1800MHz band as specified by the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) and now awaits the decision of the committee for the award of additional spectrum. This will allow us to maximise the attainable speeds to up to 100 Mbps and expand the footprint of our 4G network by providing coverage to more of the smaller settlements.’

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Telenor’s 4G network was commercially introduced on 1 December 2015 and covered 57% of population one week after launch.