Telenor Bulgaria

Telenor Bulgaria is the leader in mobile revenue in Bulgaria and the second largest mobile operator in Bulgaria in terms of market share. Telenor Bulgaria’s telecom services include mobile, fixed and data.

Key facts

  • The second largest mobile operator in Bulgaria (revenue/marketshare).
  • 3.429 million subscribers (Q4 2016)
  • 37.2 % subscriber market share (end of 2013)
  • 1828 employees  (Q4 2016)
  • Total revenues NOK 3.168 million (2016)
  • 99.98 % population coverage
  • The headquarters are located in Sofia
  • CEO: Michael Foley

Source: Telenor Bulgaria and CIA World Fact Book

Historical background

On 1 August 2013, Telenor Bulgaria which then operated under the Globul brand was officially consolidated in the Telenor Group. The transaction also included Germanos Bulgaria, the leading telecom retailer in the country operationally integrated with Globul. On the 4th of November 2014, Globul became Telenor Bulgaria.

Globul has been present in Bulgaria since 2001. In 2013, Globul had about 4 million subscribers and generated revenues of NOK 1,151 million and EBITDA of NOK 373 million.

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate responsibility is at the core of Telenor Bulgaria way of doing business. See some of their initiatives:

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Company Website

Telenor.bg

Key Figures for Telenor Bulgaria

(NOK in millions) Fourth quarter Year
2016 2015 2016 2015
Revenues
Subscription and traffic 576 570 2.297 2.180
Interconnect revenues 68 55 269 195
Other mobile revenues 8 6 42 34
Non-mobile revenues 175 177 560 531
Total revenues 827 809 3.168 2.940
EBITDA before other items 287 295 1.191 1.134
Operating profit 150 184 616 615
EBITDA before other items/Total revenues (%) 34.6 36.5 37.6 38.6
Capex 154 236 320 525
No. of subscriptions - Change in quarter/Total (in thousands): (111) (179) 3.429 3.583
ARPU - monthly (NOK) 62 57 61 52
Exchange rate (BGN) 4.7494 4.5777