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BULGARIA'S GLOBUL EXPECTED TO FETCH GREEK OTE EUR 800 M

BULGARIA'S GLOBUL EXPECTED TO FETCH GREEK OTE EUR 800 M

Topics: Software and Information Technology

Greek telecoms group OTE will seek to sell its Bulgarian businesses - a mobile phone company and an electronic appliance retail chain – for no less than EUR 800 M, according to reports. Bulgarian phone services provider Globul and Germanos Telecom Bulgaria are expected to fetch the Greek telecom giant some EUR 800 M, the online edition of Kathimerini reported. "OTE management has repeatedly said that it will sell one of its units abroad at a satisfactory price," the company said in a...


GREEK OTE TO SELL BULGARIAN UNIT GLOBUL

GREEK OTE TO SELL BULGARIAN UNIT GLOBUL

Topics: Software and Information Technology

Greek telecommunication group Hellenic Telecommunications Organization, known as OTE, is selling its unit in Bulgaria. The revenues from the sale of Globul, Bulgaria's second-biggest mobile operator, are to help OTE pay its obligations on bonds maturing in the next two years, according to the OTE's press office, as cited by Capital Daily. Globul's senior management and officials have already been informed about the decision taken several days ago by the Greek company's board of...


SOFIA LAUNCHES FREE WIRELESS NET ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION BUS

SOFIA LAUNCHES FREE WIRELESS NET ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION BUS

Topics: Software and Information Technology

Sofia public transportation buses serving line 111 now have free wireless internet. The service has been launched on Monday, June 4. The buses are equipped with wireless routers of the Vivacom telecom. The news was reported by the Deputy Mayor of Sofia, Lyubomir Hristov. He says the 111 line is a pilot project and if it is proven successful, other bus lines will be equipped with wireless routers. The project is part of the initiative to support Sofia's bid as European Culture...


SALARY OF MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT

Topics: Software and Information Technology

Members of the Parlament receive at least 18 000 lv ( 9 000 euro) salary per month...


BULGARIANS PROMISED LOWER MOBILE PRICES END-YEAR

BULGARIANS PROMISED LOWER MOBILE PRICES END-YEAR

Topics: Software and Information Technology

Bulgarians, who pay the highest prices for mobile calls across the European Union, will welcome the new year with good news for lower bills from their mobile operators, the regulatory authority has promised. Bulgaria's watchdog, the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC), will undertake steps to resume cuts to mobile rates and bring them down to and below EU average, Veselin Bozhkov, the regulatory authority head, commented for the morning broadcast of bTV on Thursday. The cut in...


GOOGLE'S PHONE CALLING SERVICE LAUNCHES IN BULGARIA

GOOGLE'S PHONE CALLING SERVICE LAUNCHES IN BULGARIA

Topics: Software and Information Technology

Bulgarian Gmail users can make low-cost calls from within the popular e-mail service to a traditional landline or mobile phone number as of August 4. A year after Google enabled calling mobiles and landlines directly from within Gmail for US and Canadian users, the company expanded this feature overnight to Bulgaria and internationally. With support for 38 languages, the international expansion of Google Voice's call-out functionality is expected to prove a resilient competitor to Skype...


GOOGLE STREET VIEW TO ENTER BULGARIA IN MONTHS

GOOGLE STREET VIEW TO ENTER BULGARIA IN MONTHS

Topics: Software and Information Technology

Bulgarian cities and towns will be visible through Google Street View as Google executives have already notified the Bulgarian authorities of their intention to launch the product for Bulgaria. Bulgaria's Commission for Protection of Personal Data has been visited by Google officials from offices in Ireland and the Czech Republic several days ago, Commission head Veneta Shopova has announced. The Google representatives, Simon Miechen from Ireland and Eva Martinikova from the Czech...


BULGARIA, CHINA INK IT COOPERATION MEMORANDUM

BULGARIA, CHINA INK IT COOPERATION MEMORANDUM

Topics: Software and Information Technology

Bulgaria and China signed a memorandum on mutual cooperation in the sphere of Information Technologies Friday. Broadband technologies, e-government, joint research projects and support for business development are among the areas covered by the memorandum, which was signed by the Bulgarian Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski, and the Chinese Minister of Industry and Information Technologies, Miao Wei, China Daily reports. Information...


BULGARIAN IT SECTOR DOUBLES ATTRACTED EU FUNDS IN 2010

BULGARIAN IT SECTOR DOUBLES ATTRACTED EU FUNDS IN 2010

Topics: Software and Information Technology

Bulgarian IT companies and research and development organizations attracted a total of EUR 4 M in EU funding for IT projects in 2010, Bulgaria's Ministry of Transport and ITC announced. While the sum is not impressive in absolute terms, it is double the EU money won by the Bulgarian IT sector in 2009, the ministry data shows. Thus, Bulgarian scientific institutes and private IT companies got a total of EUR 3.2 M for projects under the Seventh Framework Program, with additional EUR 651 530...


BULGARIAN COMPANY SELECTED IN INFODEV'S TOP 50

BULGARIAN COMPANY SELECTED IN INFODEV'S TOP 50

Topics: Software and Information Technology

The Bulgarian company "Kabinata" ("The Cabin") owner of the Kabinata.com website, has been selected as one of infoDev's top 50 innovative, technology-led small to medium enterprises. The educational website has developed its own technology called the "Virtual Classroom". It facilitates teaching, sharing audio – and visual information and presentations. "Thanks to this technology, we succeeded in training 17 000 Bulgarian teachers, or 12% of all teachers in Bulgaria, in 5 months in 2010,"...


BULGARIA MOVES UP IN GLOBAL IT DEVELOPMENT RANKING

BULGARIA MOVES UP IN GLOBAL IT DEVELOPMENT RANKING

Topics: Software and Information Technology

Bulgaria has moved three spots ahead in the global information technology report of the World Economic Forum, and is now ranked 68th out of 138 countries. In last year's Networked Readiness Index of the IT report Bulgaria was 71st out of 133 states. The Top 10 in the "Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011: Transformations 2.0" released Tuesday is made up of Sweden, Singapore, Finland, Switzerland, the USA, Taiwan, Denmark, Canada, Norway, and South Korea. Germany is 13th, the UK...


BULGARIAN IT MARKET TO NEAR USD 1 B IN 2011

BULGARIAN IT MARKET TO NEAR USD 1 B IN 2011

Topics: Software and Information Technology

Bulgaria's IT market will grow by an annual average of 6% in 2011-2015, according to the Bulgaria Information Technology Report 2011 of Business Monitor International (BMI). The report says that Bulgarian IT market will grow to an estimated USD 947 M in 2011, up from USD 902 M in 2010. The compounded annual growth rate of 6% forecast by BMI for the Bulgarian IT sector is below the pre-economic crisis trend level. The report says that Bulgarian IT spending is forecast to record low...


BULGARIANS' INTEREST IN ONLINE SHOPPING DOUBLES Y/Y

BULGARIANS' INTEREST IN ONLINE SHOPPING DOUBLES Y/Y

Topics: Software and Information Technology

The number of Bulgarians who have made online purchases more than once a month in the last year went up two times, according to a poll of "Gemius Bulgaria." The poll has been commissioned by the "Allegro Group," a retail company with business in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2010 Bulgarian internet shoppers were 22% of the population, compared to 13% in 2009. 7% of consumers make 5 or more purchases a month and 54% of Bulgarians have used the net to make purchases. The number of those...


SES ASTRA ENTERS BULGARIAN MARKET

SES ASTRA ENTERS BULGARIAN MARKET

Topics: Software and Information Technology

SES Astra, a Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite system in Europe, is expanding into central and eastern Europe, and plans to enter into a new growth market, Bulgaria, in days, the company announced. The Bulgarian Direct-to-Home (DTH) operator Satellite BG will use three transponders at SES Astra's 23.5 degrees East orbital position for broadcasting its channel portfolio to TV homes across Bulgaria. Satellite BG will launch its channel bouquet on 1 February 2011. The offer will consist of more...


BULGARIA'S NEWEST MALL 'VARNA TOWERS' OPENS DOORS

BULGARIA'S NEWEST MALL 'VARNA TOWERS' OPENS DOORS

Topics: Software and Information Technology

The Varna Towers shopping mall and office center in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna has opened doors. One of the greatest attractions of the complex is the only rotating restaurant in Southeast Europe named Magnito, located on the top of the Eastern Tower. At the same time, the top of the Western Tower features a helicopter landing ground, which is the first in Bulgaria to be located on the roof of a building. Varna Towers appears to be one of the largest malls in Varna with a...


BUSINESS MICROSOFT BULGARIA HEAD: ALL RESOURCES FREE FOR SMALL LOCAL ASSEMBLERS

BUSINESS MICROSOFT BULGARIA HEAD: ALL RESOURCES FREE FOR SMALL LOCAL ASSEMBLERS

Topics: Software and Information Technology

Microsoft Bulgaria does not have any requirements that smaller local computer assemblers should meet in terms of configurations, says the company's country manager. "For the very big local assemblers Microsoft has guidelines and requirement about production quality, and helps them certify their products. For the smaller local assemblers, all resources are free, and there are no specific requirement," George Randelov, Country Manager at Microsoft Bulgaria, said in an interview for...


HEWLETT-PACKARD PICKED BULGARIA FOR NEW CENTER THANKS TO 'HISTORY OF SUCCESS, GOVT'

HEWLETT-PACKARD PICKED BULGARIA FOR NEW CENTER THANKS TO 'HISTORY OF SUCCESS, GOVT'

Topics: Software and Information Technology

US computer giant Hewlett-Packard picked Bulgaria for the construction of a new development and support center because of its history of success and the facilitating partnership of the government, says HP Director Public Sector for Central & Eastern Europe. "Bulgaria will remain a preferred European market for outsourcing and off-shoring services if the government sustains the competitive position of the country and the quality of the education system is good enough," Sasha Bezuhanova said...


11 BULGARIAN INTERNET, TV PROVIDERS UNITE IN NATIONAL TELECOM

11 BULGARIAN INTERNET, TV PROVIDERS UNITE IN NATIONAL TELECOM

Topics: Software and Information Technology

At least 11 providers of Internet and cable television that operate on the territory of 40 Bulgaria cities and 110 towns and villages will merge into one company, called “Bulgarian Telecom and Television” (BTT). The companies that will be included in the new holding are Networks Bulgaria, Digital Communications, Escom, Icon, Telnet, CTV, Balchik Net, Optinet, Diana Cable TV, Powernet and BOL.bg. The new holding has announced that it would provide services to more than 150,000 users across...


DUBAI-BASED OGER TELECOM TAKES OVER BULGARIA'S VIVACOM - REPORT

DUBAI-BASED OGER TELECOM TAKES OVER BULGARIA'S VIVACOM - REPORT

Topics: Software and Information Technology

Dubai-based Oger Telecom will take over the management of Bulgaria's top fixed-line operator Vivacom following negotiations that have dragged on for nearly half a year, according to reports. Oger Telecom representatives have confirmed for local Dnevnik daily that the company is a side in the lock-up agreement that the major lenders signed on the restructuring options for the debt-laden company with the mezzanine creditors, the most junior lenders in the capital structure. Under the...


HP TO EXPAND OUTSOURCING SERVICES IN BULGARIA BIG TIME

HP TO EXPAND OUTSOURCING SERVICES IN BULGARIA BIG TIME

Topics: Software and Information Technology

Hewlett-Packard will expand its outsourcing services in Bulgaria, the Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and HP public administration director for central and eastern Europe, Sasha Bezouhanova, have announced. On Friday, the Bulgarian Council of Ministers signed a memorandum with HP for the development of the company's activities in the country. Borisov has stated that the result of the investments of the American information technology corporation in Bulgaria will be 2,000 new job positions...



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