January . The formal beginning of the liberalization of the telecom market in Bulgaria
October . The largest cable operator in Bulgaria is acquired by group of American investors.
December . The first independent F/O network starts operation between Sofia & Plovdiv. CableTEL gets publicly presented as the new company & brand name.
September . CableTEL and few other alternative telecoms finally reach agreements to interconnect with the incumbent.
November . Launch of CableTEL’s Triple Play service in Sofia. The “NEW CABLE” is born.
A complete alternative national F/O backbone network is completed in a joint project of CableTEL & Mtel
Begins the consolidation of the cable industry after CableTEL acquires several operators
March . A new terrestrial fiber link to the telecom hub of Frankfurt is launched by CableTEL offering IP & Voice access to the residential & business customers
The Bigger Picture Source: IDATE, 2005 Broadband density (subscribers par 100 inhabitants) 1. Broadband has become mass market TV over IP: a reality or not quite yet ? New internet competition! Source: Alcatel 2005
The only alternative operator with sizable national access to the last mile:
presence in 20 cities
network coverage of over 600,000 households
Broadband services in 10 cities - 256kbps to 2Mbps service plans providing direct internet access to Frankfurt and the major national IP peers
Investment program worth over 100 million leva since 2004
2600 km national optical infrastructure
Metropolitan F/O networks in different stages of construction in 17 cities
Carrier - class voice exchange with next-generation convergence capabilities
In-house call centre
650 experienced employees throughout the country
International management team
Plans for consolidation of the last cable mile
Direct terrestrial connectivity with Greece, Turkey, Romania and Macedonia
Strategy for broad expansion in newly-liberalized telecom markets in the region
The backbone of the Bulgarian alternative telecom market
CableTEL’s product solutions for residential and corporate customers National Fiber Ring Internet Other Telecom Operators International Interconnect Global Switching Solution Residential triple Play Customers Business Customers VoIP TDM ADM Router Additional Data Services HFC Network FTTP PBX POTS POTS FTTP
Product Portfolio Info TV Services Pay TV EPS Video conferencing Public TV services Basic Cable TV Pay TV (Near) VOD EPS Basic Cable TV Pay TV (Near) VOD TV Shopping / EPS Local Info Channels Television Unified number Audio text Services Centrex Call Centre Total messaging 2+ lines with one number Voice mail Unified Messaging 1-2 lines with own numbering plan Local , National , International calls Conferencing Telephony МА N services IP Transit National leased lines International leased lines International transit circuits Broadcast video transfer Collocation Backup / Disaster Recovery services Dark Fiber Lease Wholesale voice/data services for operators Turn key infrastructure projects 24/7 Internet Integrated Fax + e-mail IP-VPN services Leased lines Corporate 24/7 Internet access Integrated e-Fax + e-mail Online billcheck SOHO 24/7 Unlimited Access E-mail Server Online Gaming Webcam services Online bill check Residential Capacity / Hosting Internet Products Customer type