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Bulgaria Communications 2015

SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Bulgaria Communications 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 23, 2014

Telephones - main lines in use:
2.253 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 55
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
10.78 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 74
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

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
domestic: the Bulgaria Telecommunications Company's fixed-line monopoly terminated in 2005 in an effort to upgrade fixed-line services; mobile-cellular teledensity, fostered by multiple service providers, has reached 150 telephones per 100 persons
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) (2011)

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 hosts:
976,277 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 47
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
3.395 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 63
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Bulgaria on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bulgaria Communications 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bulgaria Communications 2015 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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