Postage stamp on the 20th anniversary
of the regulatory authority in the field of communications
The Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Mr Dimitar Genovski and the Chairman of the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC), Mr. Veselin Bozhkov, PhD validated a postage stamp on the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the independent Bulgarian communications regulator. Mr Genovski emphasized that two decades history of an institution manifest stability and hard work and that during all these years the Ministry has worked in close cooperation with the Commission to adapt our legislation to the European Union’s legal framework.
„Over the past years, we have established ourselves as an authoritative institution“, the CRC Chairman Mr Veselin Bozhkov, PhD said. He listed the regulator’s most significant achievements: multifold decrease of wholesale rates for fixed and mobile networks, more than 5 times drop of the average rates of off-net mobile calls - from 0.36 BGN/min in 2007 to below 0.07 BGN/min today; successful implementation of number portability – more than 2 million mobile and 500 000 fixed ported numbers; effective implementation of the Roaming Regulation, etc. The Chairman noted also the increased international prestige of CRC, which chaired the Network of telecom regulators of the Member States of the International Organization of La Francophonie (FRATEL) and the European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERGP). Mr Veselin Bozhkov is serving as ERGP Vice Chair for the current year.
Both Deputy Minister Genovski and CRC Chairman Veselin Bozhkov expressed confidence that the two institutions will continue their joint work to support the future large scale legislative reform in the area of electronic communications in the framework of the first Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.