Bulgarian Cluster „Telecommunications” (BCT) was founded under the initiative of Foundation “ICT Cluster” in the beginning of 2008 under a project titled “Establishment of Telecommunications Cluster and Development of Sustainable Cluster Strategy” (Project BG 2005/017-586.04.02/ESC/G/CDI-II-003), funded by PHARE Programme and the Ministry of Economy and Energy. BCT exists as a legal entity since April 2010.
The cluster was founded with the purpose of improving the competitiveness of companies.
Ten Bulgarian companies from the ICT sector and Technical University – Sofia are partners in the cluster.
The portfolio of the member companies covers almost the entire product range of telecommunication services. The member companies construct, produce, install and maintain competitive products. One part of them is made up of software products which find application in the field of modern telecommunication services: IP telecommunications, intranet systems, and specialised software. Other main fields the companies work in include development of telecommunication and network equipment, micro- and nanoelectronics, embedded systems, power supply devices and converters, security systems, access control and fire alarm systems, multiplexers, optical communications, etc.
The cluster has the tendency of expanding itself, as it is open for new members and strives for its main goal to support the development of business and innovations within the Telecommunications sector by increasing the competitiveness of its member companies.
PHARE Programme 2005 – Project BG 2005/017-586.04.02/ESC/G/CDI-II-003
Cluster Development Initiatives – Phase 2 Grant scheme