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29.11.2018

According to the European Commission 215 Bulgarian municipalities (81% of all 265 local administrations) have successfully applied for the free public wireless internet access initiative - WiFi4EU. Only 16 of the pre-registered 231 Bulgarian municipalities failed because of technical reasons.

Due to the termination of the first WiFi4EU competition in May,  now the budget is doubled – 42 million euros. In December 2018, the European Commission will announce the winners among the municipalities and present the vouchers.

14.11.2018

Over 80 per cent of global data are based on geographic information, while the sector market is estimated at more than 400 billion USD annually, announced the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Rossen Jeliazkov, at the opening of the 20th International GIS Day.

There is no technological solution or industry that do not use geographic data, added the Minister. Their significance increases in state governance, administration, defense and security.

09.11.2018

Within two years, Bulgarian legislation needs to be updated with the texts of the new European Code for Electronic Communications and I personally commit myself to this, said Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov. He participated in the Annual Conference of the Bulgarian Association of Cable and Communication Operators and took part in the discussion of the draft Code of Ethics for Consumer Telecommunication Services. Minister Jeliazkov stressed that the European Code is expected to be published in the EU Official Journal at the end of the year.

06.11.2018

EUR 3.3 million can be awarded to the Bulgarian municipalities that apply for the European Commission WiFi4EU initiative for high quality internet in the centers of public life. The voucher portal will be open on November 7 (Wednesday) from 2 p.m. (GMT) to 6 p.m. on November 9 (Friday) 2018.

The budget of the competition is € 42,000,000, which will fund a total of 2800 municipalities in the European Union. Funding for each country can be up to 8% of total funding.

01.11.2018

WiFi4EU competition, under the European Commission’s initiative for free public WiFi access, will be launched on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Some 229 Bulgarian municipalities have already applied for participation. The day the competition is open representatives of the Bulgarian local authorities who have already applied, will only have to press the register button. The remaining 36 municipalities have enough time until November 7 to apply and participate in the competition.

25.10.2018

Modern infrastructure is essential for providing logistics services, so both the government and businesses are working to develop an integrated, modern and sustainable transport system. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications Dimitar Genovsky before the participants in the Sixth Logistics Business Conference. "A good indicator of the success of our efforts is the growth in shipments of goods and people in recent years. In 2017, 136.7 million tonnes of freight and 748.5 million passengers were transported, "he added.

12.10.2018

The WiFi4EU Free Wireless Internet Initiative Portal is already active and a European Commission funding competition is due to be launched. In this regard, the Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications (MTITC) has addressed the 227 Bulgarian municipalities registered so far to check their profiles and documents. The remaining 38 municipalities in Bulgaria can also register for the competition. The application deadline is expected to be short, probably within three days.

18.07.2018

Information Services Jsc ended the first half of 2018 with revenues of BGN 9.8 million and profitability of 7%. The increase over the targets set in the business plan for 2018 is over 2 times for profit and 2% for revenue.

The company accounted for 6% higher labor efficiency (monthly work per employee) compared to the planned for the period.

08.06.2018

The Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Maria Gabriel addressed the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Ivaylo Moskovski with gratitude and congratulations for the extremely important work done in the field of telecommunications, today during a joint press conference. The reason is the achievement of a preliminary political agreement on the Union's Electronic Communications Code. This topic was discussed at the afternoon session of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council in Luxemburg.

30.05.2018

Publishing procurement data allows for better control when utilizing public resources and provided new business opportunities, stated the Deputy minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Dimitar Genovski, at the opening of the conference Superpowers of procurement data - Public procurement data for EU businesses and policies. The event took place in Brussels and was organized within the framework of the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the EU.

14.05.2018

Submitting applications for project financing under the European Commission’s initiative for free public wifi WiFi4EU starts tomorrow, 15 May 2018, at 2 pm. Some 222 Bulgarian municipalities, which account for 84% of the total number, are expected to participate in the first competition under the initiative.

25.04.2018

Bulgaria’s efforts towards the inclusion of the Western Balkans in EU digital policy are among the country’s contribution to encourage international cooperation. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Dimitar Genovski at his meeting with the Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union Houlin Zhao. The talks were held within the framework of  the annual session of ITU Council in Geneva.

16.04.2018

The European Commission has added new requirements to the required documents for municipalities to fund WiFi4EU public wireless internet projects. Full information is available on the website of the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications in the Questions and Answers section of the EIT and WiFi4EU.

28.03.2018

A hundred Bulgarian IT experts underwent training on digital Internet names infrastructure security. The event was organized by the ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and is part of the agenda of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

27.03.2018

The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski, in a joint statement with the EC Vice-President Andrus Ansip, the Commissionaire for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel and members of the European Parliament, welcomed lifting of restrictions on the usage of digital content in the European Union.

26.03.2018

Digital society security is a shared responsibility of governments, civil organizations and businesses. This was the message of 150 top cyber security experts at an international conference in Sofia. The Cybersecurity Challenges Conference was organized jointly by the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications and the State e-Government Agency as part of the official program of the first Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

20.03.2018

The Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications and the State e-Government Agency organize an international conference "Cybersecurity Challeges" as part of the official program of the first Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

06.02.2018

In an online discussion with the European Commission, the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications (MTITC) raised 25 questions about the participation of Bulgarian municipalities in the free wireless WiFi4EU initiative.

The Commission experts will summarize the topics and publish the answers on the FAQ page. MTITC actively disseminates information on the initiative to parties concerned, organizes information events and maintains uninterrupted contact with municipalities.

23.01.2018

Bulgaria takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU in a period with very intensive digital agenda. This was stated by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Ivaylo Moskovski during the hearing at the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) - European Parliament.    

19.01.2018

Bulgaria will propose a 5th Generation High-Speed ​​Internet Balkan corridor, which may be parallel to the current road links that are under construction between the countries in the region, announced the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski at a meeting today in Sofia with Roberto Viola, Director-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission.

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