Norway's Telecom Supplier Nera Back in Bulgaria

The Norwegian telecom supplier Nera announced its return on the Bulgarian market to assist companies in building and maintaining wireless communications networks.

The Norwegian telecom supplier Nera announced its return on the Bulgarian market to assist companies in building and maintaining wireless communications networks.

We are back to Bulgaria because we believe that after the liberalization of the Bulgarian telecom market many companies can take advantage of our products and services, Oyvind Isaksen, President of Nera, said Thursday.

Nera is provider of wireless products and solutions facilitating access to fast and competitive data, Internet, multimedia, voice and mobile communications. The company currently holds 5% of the global market of wireless transmission, 15-20% of the high capacity (SDH), and approximately 40% of the mobile satellite communications.

The company first entered the Bulgarian market in the 70s when ZRRA - Sofia was found based on a NERA license for a technology transfer of High Capacity Analogue Microwave Radio Relay Link production.

In 1992 Nera won the project for building the Digital Radio Relay System Sofia-Petrich in an open bid procedure through FTC Telecom. The total length of the network was 285 km and it was the first 140 Mb/s digital PDH system in a former COMECON country. The system connected Sofia, Pernik, Radomir, Kjustendil, Dupnitsa, Kocherinovo, Blagoevgrad, Simitli, Sandanski and Petrich, tranporting the international and transit traffic from and to Bulgaria's neighboring countries.

Nera supplied solutions to two of the pioneering Bulgarian companies - Neterra and Orbitel.