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Bulgaria - Mobile Market Insights, Overview and Statistics Product Image

Bulgaria - Mobile Market Insights, Overview and Statistics

  • ID: 1838670
  • September 2013
  • Region: Bulgaria
  • 18 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

Bulgaria has a developed mobile market as indicated by current mobile penetration levels. Three mobile network operators offer GSM and WCDMA-based services. Competition has intensified given the recent implementation of a streamlined mobile number portability process. At least one operator is branching into the fixed-line market, acquiring a number of fibre-based broadband internet service providers. Mobile data offerings are focused on mobile broadband, resulting in considerable investment in network upgrades among all players. This report presents a concise overview of Bulgaria's mobile market, offering a variety of statistics and insightful analysis covering the major operators, market developments and services offered.

Key developments:

MNOs fined for MNP non-compliance; HSPA+ coverage extended; mobile sector nearly half of all telecom sector revenue; Vivacom reports strong growth in mobile broadband subscriber base; mobile termination rates reduced; Telenor buys GloBul from OTE; MNP takes off under new regulatory measures; 2GH spectrum licence cancelled; 1800MHz spectrum licensees fail to pay for fees; M-Tel extends LTE roll-out; regulator's market data for 2012; telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2013; market developments to September 2013.

Companies covered in this report include:

Vivacom, MobilTel, GloBul.

1. Synopsis
2. Mobile communications
2.1 Overview of Bulgaria's mobile market
2.1.1 Mobile statistics
2.1.2 Market share
2.2 Regulatory issues
2.2.1 Second GSM licence
2.2.2 Third GSM licence
2.2.3 Fourth GSM licence
2.2.4 Third generation (3G) licences
2.2.5 Fourth Generation spectrum auction
2.2.6 TETRA licences
2.2.7 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
2.2.8 EU roaming tariffs
2.2.9 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
2.3 Mobile technologies
2.3.1 GSM
2.3.2 TETRA
2.3.3 Third generation mobile (3G)
2.4 Major mobile operators
2.4.1 Vivacom
2.4.2 MobilTel/M-Tel
2.4.3 Cosmo Bulgaria Mobile/GloBul
2.5 Mobile voice services
2.5.1 Prepaid cards
2.6 Mobile data services
2.6.1 Overview
2.6.2 Short Message Service (SMS)/Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
2.6.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
2.6.4 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
2.6.5 Evolved High Speed Packet Access (HSPA+)
2.6.6 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
2.6.7 Mobile TV
2.6.8 Mobile broadband
2.7 Mobile content and applications
2.7.1 M-commerce (micropayments)
3. Related reports
Table 1 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 1995 - 2004
Table 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2005 - 2013
Table 3 – Mobile sector revenue – 2009- 2013
Table 4 – Proportion of mobile revenue by service – 2010 - 2012
Table 5 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2006- 2012
Table 6 – Mobile market share of revenue by operator – 2007- 2012
Table 7 – Mobile market revenue share by service – 2008 - 2012
Table 8 – UMTS population coverage by operator – 2012
Table 9 – Cumulative mobile number portings – 2008 - 2012
Table 10 – European roaming charges – 2007 - 2012
Table 11 – European retail roaming charges – 2012 - 2014
Table 12 – European wholesale roaming charges – 2012 - 2014
Table 13 – Vivacom mobile revenue – 2009 - 2013
Table 14 – MobilTel financial data – 2005 - 2013
Table 15 – MobilTel prepaid, postpaid and blended monthly ARPU – 2004 - 2013
Table 16 – MobilTel subscribers – 2007 - 2013
Table 17 – MobilTel Minutes of Use (MOU) – 2007 - 2013
Table 18 – GloBul financial data – 2009 - 2013
Table 19 – GloBul mobile services revenue – 2011 - 2013
Table 20 – GloBul subscribers – 2007 - 2013
Table 21 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2002 - 2012
Table 22 – MobilTel prepaid subscribers – 2004 - 2012
Table 23 – Total SMS messages sent – 2003 - 2013
Table 24 – Total MMS messages sent – 2003 - 2013
Table 25 – Total mobile broadband-capable subscribers – 2006 - 2012
Table 26 – MobilTel mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2013
Chart 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2002 - 2013
Chart 2 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2006- 2012
Chart 3 – MobilTel financial data – 2005 - 2013
Chart 4 – MobilTel prepaid, postpaid and blended monthly ARPU – 2004 - 2013
Chart 5 – GloBul financial data – 2009 - 2013

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