Bulgaria’s telecommunication service provider BTC expands its fiber optic networks in two northern cities and one southern city. BTC offering its services under the brand name Vivacom plans to deliver high speed internet services to more regions in the country. Fiber optic broadband services are expanded to three more cities that includes Dobrich and Silistra in the northeastern part and Kardzhali in the southern part of Bulgaria.
VIVACOM is the brand name of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company EAD (BTC), the largest telecommunications company. BTC was a former state owned monopoly in telecommunication sector in Bulgaria. It was founded as a joint stock company in 1992 as part of the split of Bulgaria’s post and telecommunication services into separate companies. Now, VIVACOM is leading the market in providing various telecommunication services, including fixed-line, mobile, Internet, radio and TV broadcasting, and data transmission services.
Headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria, BTC (Vicacom) employs around 3,500 people and owns a distribution network with over 230 retail outlets. VIVACOM’s customer base includes both business and residential subscribers. It serves 2.6 million fixed phones and provides broadband Internet access to 400,000 households and free Internet access at more than 3,000 public locations in Bulgaria. VIVACOM’s 3G network coverage expands to 99.41% of the population and 99.95% of the territory of Bulgaria.
With the addition of three more cities to its service coverage, BTC’s fiber optic internet service now reaches to 17 cities in Bulgaria. The fiber optic technology used by BTC has data transfer capability of 2.5 gigabytes per second, which allows the telecom company to offer high speed internet services to more than 900,000 households.
Bulgarian competition regulator announced that BTC had acquired 100% of NURTS Bulgaria, which is a Television service provider in the country. BTC had recorded profit in its operation.