BULGARIA DREAM AREA CONFERENCE 2002

Central Intelligence Agency: Communications

Telephones - main lines in use
3.255 million (2000)

Telephones - mobile cellular
596,000 (2000)

Telephone system
general assessment: extensive but antiquated
domestic: more than two-thirds of the lines are residential; telephone service is available in most villages; a fairly modern digital cable trunk line now connects switching centers in most of the regions, the others are connected by digital microwave radio relay
international: direct dialing to 58 countries; satellite earth stations - 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region); 2 Intelsat (Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions)

Radio broadcast stations
Radio broadcast stations

Radios
4.51 million (1997)

Television broadcast stations
96 (plus 1,030 repeaters) (1995)

Televisions
3.31 million (1997)

Internet country code
.bg

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
26 (2000)

Internet users
200,000 (2000)