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Bulgaria Communications 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Bulgaria Communications 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 1,302,316 (2017 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (2017 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 69

Telephones - mobile cellular:
total subscriptions: 8,532,908 (2017 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 120 (2017 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 96

Telephone system:
general assessment: inherited an extensive but antiquated telecommunications network from the Soviet era; quality has improved with a modern digital trunk line now connecting switching centers in most of the regions; remaining areas are connected by digital microwave radio relay; Bulgaria has a mature mobile market with active competition (2017)
domestic: fixed-line 18 per 100 persons,  mobile-cellular teledensity, fostered by multiple service providers, is over 120 telephones per 100 persons (2017)
international: country code - 359; submarine cable provides connectivity to Ukraine and Russia; a combination submarine cable and land fiber-optic system provides connectivity to Italy, Albania, and Macedonia; satellite earth stations - 3 (1 Intersputnik in the Atlantic Ocean region, 2 Intelsat in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions) (2016)

Broadcast media:
4 national terrestrial TV stations with 1 state-owned and 3 privately owned; a vast array of TV stations are available from cable and satellite TV providers; state-owned national radio broadcasts over 3 networks; large number of private radio stations broadcasting, especially in urban areas (2010)

Internet country code:
.bg

Internet users:
total: 4,274,328 (July 2016 est.)
[see also: Internet users - total country ranks ]
percent of population: 59.8% (July 2016 est.)
[see also: Internet users - percent of population country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 85

Broadband - fixed subscriptions:
total: 1,764,782 (2017 est.)
[see also: Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 25 (2017 est.)
[see also: Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 55


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Bulgaria on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bulgaria Communications 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bulgaria Communications 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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