Telenor Bulgaria

Telenor Bulgaria is the second largest mobile operator in Bulgaria. The ownership also includes Germanos Bulgaria, the leading telecom retailer in the country, which is operationally integrated within Telenor Bulgaria.

Telenor Bulgaria’s telecom services include mobile, fixed and data.

Key facts

  • The second largest mobile operator in Bulgaria (revenue/marketshare).
  • 3.814 million subscribers (Q1 2015)
  • 37.2 % subscriber market share (end of 2013)
  • 2115 employees  (Q1 2015)
  • Total revenues NOK 2.723 million (2014)
  • 99.98 % population coverage
  • The headquarters are located in Sofia
  • CEO: Stein Erik Vellan

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, 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:

Read more on Telenor Bulgaria’s website

Company Website

Telenor.bg

Key Figures for Telenor Bulgaria

(NOK in millions) 1st quarter Year
2015 2014 2014
(NOK in millions)
Revenues
Subscription and traffic 527 506 2.142
Interconnect revenues 41 31 142
Other mobile revenues 6 5 30
Non-mobile revenues 111 87 410
Total revenues 685 628 2.723
EBITDA before other items 253 238 1.041
Operating profit 173 (176) (406)
EBITDA before other items/Total revenues (%) 37.0 37.8 38.2
Capex 113 49 681
No. of subscriptions - Change in quarter/Total (in thousands): (87) (24) 3.901
ARPU - monthly (NOK) 49 45 50
Exchange rate 4.4646 4.2679 4.2711