Bulgarian Cluster Telecommunications (BCT) was founded in 2008 with the purpose to improve the competitiveness of its company members. The efforts are directed at the achievement of higher degree of internationalisation and the penetration of new markets, stimulation of cross-cluster and cross-industry collaborations, implementation of the best practices in management processes, improvement of the marketing strategies of companies.
Nineteen Bulgarian companies from the ICT sector and Technical University – Sofia are partners in the cluster. The main advantages of Bulgarian Cluster Telecommunications can be seen in the design, development and maintenance of complex telecommunication networks of next generation, where the cluster’s experts most effectively combine their products, solutions and know-how. Company members has also specific knowledge and competences in other main fields including software development, optimisation of storage and backup data centres, satellite systems and applications, telecommunications in railway transport, micro- and nanoelectronics, embedded systems, power supply systems and converters, security systems, access control and fire alarm systems, multiplexers, optical communications, etc.
A huge part of the BCT member companies develop new competitive technologies, products and services. The cluster encourages this as it keeps close connection with R&D centers and education institutions.