|Type||Joint Stock Company|
|Key people||Atanas Dobrev, CEO|
|Products||fixed line telephony, Internet services, mobile telephony (as Vivatel)|
|Revenue||€515.7 million (2006)|
|Owner(s)||Corporate Commercial Bank
VIVACOM (Bulgarian: Виваком), is a brand name of Bulgarian Telecommunications company (BTC) is the largest telecommunications company in Bulgaria and a former state-owned monopoly. Founded as a joint stock company in the end of 1992 as part of the separation of Bulgaria's post and telecommunication services into separate companies, it serves 2.6 million fixed phone lines and employs about 10,000 people.
In June 2004, 65% of the BTC were sold to Viva Ventures, owned by Advent International, for €280 million (about 380 million U.S. dollars). As part of the deal, BTC was provided a GSM operator license and launched Vivatel, Bulgaria's third GSM operator, in 2005. An UMTS license was additionally purchased in May 2005. In May 2007, the company was sold again. AIG Investments purchased both BTC and the third Bulgarian mobile operator, Vivatel for total price of €1,661 billion.. When AIG ran into financial trouble, it sold its asset management business to Pacific Century Group.
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Vivacom provides satellite television service called Vivacom TV, throughout the country. The service has three basic packages with different program lineups. The Start package costs BGN 9.8 per month and includes 40 TV channels and 10 radio stations. In addition to the three main stations, the Bulgarian National TV (BNT), bTV and Nova Televizia, the package includes bTV Cinema, bTV Action, bTV Comedy, Fox Life, Diema, CNN, Euronews, DW; the sports channels Eurosport and RING.bg; Fiesta TV, Animal Planet; the musical channels MAD, City TV, T rock, Planeta Folk, Fen TV, Balkanika; and the children's channels Е-KIDS and Super 7, among others.
The biggest package, Extra, includes over 70 channels for the price of BGN 17.80 per month.
Vivacom TV is available without long-term contracts, but one- and two-year contracts offer discounts of 50% for the first three or six months.
Vivacom TV also offers an Electronic Program Guide (EPG) one week ahead and parent control tools.
Vivacom TV will air via the largest satellite operator Intelsat – a 15-year partner of the company. Vivacom plans to introduce in the very near future HD programs to its basic digital packages.
VIVACOM offers an ADSL broadband Internet service through its traditional copper telephone line and a FTH optical internet connection in Sofia. It is currently the largest ISP in Bulgaria. The company also owns the majority of the optical infrastructure, which is limited to major cities.
VIVACOM's 3G network offers the best mobile broadband coverage in Bulgaria due to the extensive use of UMTS900 since June 2010 while its competitors run their 3G network mainly on 2100 MHz (UMTS2100) which, due to the higher frequency, has lower coverage.
Mobile and fixed phone services
Fixed services are available through both the conventional copper line and the GSM network. VIVACOM (then Vivatel) started offering mobile services in 2004, purchasing an additional UMTS license in 2005. HSDPA is also available as of 2009. Clients should be aware that 30 days notice are required to terminate contracts which are due to expire or the contract will be renewed, though Vivacom company policy states that contracts are not automatically renewed.
Mobile numbers on the Vivacom network use the code 087. 
- Public telephones
Vivacom also runs the national public telephone network, however this is largely redundant since the early 2010s. Many of the booths are out of service and most shops do not sell the phonecards for them.  In the early 1990s, BTC sold its payphone network to two companies – Mobika and Bulfon, but bought it back in 2005.  Until the 1990s, public payphones did not take coins or cards, but only took special grooved tokens from BTC that had to be specially bought. 
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- This code had been used by M-Tel until 2003 but, as Vivatel was not launched until 2005, the two did not overlap.
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- The two companies' cards were incompatible with one another, and their phones were differentiated by their colours – Mobika had blue phones and BulFon had orange phones. These colours still remain on the non-functioning phones as of 2013, although within red-lined booths (as red was BTC's brand colour at the time it bought them) – image.
- Payphone images – bubble booth, metal telephone (note that while the lettering has clearly been etched later, the phone itself is genuine), BTC metal token images.