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15.12.2017

Bulgaria was one of the first countries in Europe to legislate on the issue of governing Internet names and addresses in the interests of consumers, announced Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Dimitar Genovski at a conference on dialogue between Bulgaria and the International Organization for Internet Names and Numbers (ICANN).

07.12.2017

The Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications (MTITC) has expressed support for the involvement of more settlements, regardless of their size, into the Wi-Fi free access initiative WiFi4EU. Thus, over 5000 Bulgarian towns and villages with no free access to a public Internet network, will be able to apply for funding to the European Commission.

24.10.2017

Ensuring a reliable and predictable legal framework for the electronic communications will stimulate the investment in high-speed connectivity and the competition of digital networks and services. This was stated by Deputy Minister of transport, information technology and communications, Dimitar Genovski during the Council of ministers for Transport, Telecommunications and Energy, “Telecommunications” format, in Luxembourg.

02.10.2017

The Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will enable the integration of the Western Balkans into the European digital policies. This was announced by Dimitar Genovski, Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, during a conference organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria on “Europe - the Head of the Digital Transformation: the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018”.

22.08.2017

All database on existing and planned infrastructure will be gathered within an electronic platform based on geospatial data - "Single Information Point". The project is implemented by the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications (MTITC) and is financed under Operational Program on "Good Governance".

10.08.2017

The Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications (MTITC) invites mayors from all over the country to attend the Informational day of the initiative of the Council and the European Parliament - WiFi4EU (free access to wireless internet). The purpose of the forum is to acquaint local government representatives with the opportunity to get funding for projects for free access to the World Wide Web. The European Commission will provide 100% of project cost and the beneficiaries will be provided with vouchers amounting to 20,000 EUR.

18.07.2017

Bulgaria will work to provide radio spectrum for the latest generation 5G telecommunication connectivity, stated Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski during a discussion within the Informal Meeting of Ministers for Competitiveness and Telecommunications of the European Union. The forum is held today in Tallinn, Estonia. Ministers also signed a Joint Declaration under the motto "Making 5G a success for Europe".

13.07.2017

The Bulgarians are at eight place by activity within use of the EU Portal “Your Europe” for 2016. The Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications is in charge of the Bulgarian information, which is provided to the pan-European website. Bulgaria received a positive assessment in the latest Bulletin on the Single Digital Market for 2016 for fulfilment of the national commitments on the Portal.

30.06.2017

Citizens and companies requested more than 7000 Internet names in the „bg” (“бг“) domain. Over 1500 of them were subject to analysis of conformity with the registration criteria. The first 377 Internet sites in the “bg” (“бг“) domain are already available in the global network. Separately, the Public Council to the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski approved a list of reserved over 32 000 Internet names in Cyrillic of geographic, cultural sights and governmental institutions.

16.06.2017

Next year Sofia will be a digital leader in the region, stated by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski at the closing session of the Digital Assembly, which took place in the period 15 - 16 June 2017, Valletta, Malta. He announced to the forum participants that during the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2018, Sofia will host the European Digital Assembly.

15.06.2017

The dropping of roaming charges within the European Union is the beginning of a new era of freedom of borderless communications, commented the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski during the "Without Roaming" solemn ceremony, which took place within the European Digital Assembly. The event is being held within the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union in Valletta and has involved more than 700 representatives of governments, public organizations and companies.

22.05.2017

The Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Dimitar Genovski granted to the mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova, the award in category “Best digital city“ from the annual study of Darik radio.

19.05.2017

DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission has opened a public consultation on the .eu top-level domain (TLD). Residents of the European Union countries can assess the effectiveness of the .eu internet code and possible changes to facilitate the registration of pan-European internet names, by August 4, 2017.

04.05.2017

Our main task is to accelerate the work on the implementation of the priorities in the governmental programme. That stated the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski, during the MTITC governance handover ceremony. He said also that he has had the possibility to convince himself in the professionalism of the experts at the Ministry and he will count on their maturity and experience within the realization of the policies in the field of transport, information technology and communications as well as within the solving of difficult tasks.

28.04.2017

Due to the high activity of state, municipal, non-governmental and corporate organizations in the process of domain name registration in Cyrillic “бг“, deadline for preservation of Internet names is extended until the end of May. The initial period, which was envisaged for domains with reserved names, was until 8 May.

Over 200 administrations from the executive, municipal and judiciary authorities have expressed their desire to join the new Bulgarian web space. 5844 domains are claimed by non-governmental, public and business organizations.

26.04.2017

The success of the technological companies depends on the innovations, and they are closely related to the protection of the intellectual property. That stated the Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Georgi Todorov in the discussion, dedicated to the World day of intellectual property – 26 April.

19.04.2017

Single electronic access to data on the existing telecommunication infrastructure and possibilities to build electronic communications networks with minimal capital expenditures will be ensured with a project of the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications (MTITC). The work on it has started with the signing of a contract for building a GIS-based electronic platform "Single Information Point" with funding from the Operational Program "Good Governance". The project value is 1 998 668.00 BGN and is expected to be completed in 12 months.

31.03.2017

The Information Society Forum (WSIS) of the International Telecommunication Union announced a photography competition, in which may participate also Bulgarian authors. The topic of the photographic works must be related to the way in which the information and communication technologies change the world.

Proposals for participation in the competition are accepted from 2 March to 2 May 2017. The authors may send photos of technological projects as well as of persons and organizations that use technologies for a positive change of the world.

08.03.2017

For less than a month from the start of registration of domains in Cyrillic “bg”, 3285 names of the native alphabet have been already requested. 1690 organizations and citizens have used the opportunity to be included in the new Bulgarian Internet Area. From 8th of February until 8th of May is the period in which are requested and registered domains with “protected” names as well as addresses in Cyrillic, which do not enter in the lists of reserved names.

01.03.2017

The first meeting of the Public Expert Council on IT and Internet to the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications was held. Chairman of the Council is Deputy Minister Lubomir Hadjiysky. Participants in the new structure are representatives of the executive power - Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Finance, State Agency "Electronic governance", as well as sectoral organizations such as the Bulgarian Association of Information Technology, Association "Telecommunications", the Association of electronic communications and the "Center for Internet governance ".

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