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Bulgaria

Europe, Eastern Europe

Bulgaria ranks an impressive 13th for the number of peering networks in Europe. This metric relates to the high percentage of interconnectivity between its 767 active networks. Interconnectivity is important with regards to improving redundancy and latency as the number of hops between networks is reduced. Its high number of IXPs per population (roughly one per one million Internet users) also bodes well for its overall Internet resilience, which is the highest of all Eastern European countries. 

Open Internet Environment

The open Internet allows people and organizations to mix and match technologies without permission and with minimal barriers. Sustaining and growing an open Internet helps to spur innovation and keep it fit for future applications. An open Internet is an accessible Internet – it is easy to connect to the open Internet and use its services.
Internet Use
Individuals using the Internet as a percentage of the total population
79%
Regional Rank: 42
89%
Europe avg.
Internet Resilience Score
Top 5
A resilient Internet connection is one that maintains an acceptable level of service in the face of faults and challenges to normal operation
68%
Regional Rank: 5
60%
Europe avg.
Transit Provider Diversity
More diversity in routes to the global Internet improves connection resilience
Good
Retail ISP Diversity
Diversity of retail Internet providers improves resilience and user choice
Excellent
IXP Operator Market
A measure of the diversity and concentration of the local market for Internet Exchange Point operations

Globally Connected Infrastructure

The globally connected Internet is inclusive. It allows networks and users to interconnect without geographical restrictions. Increasing the connectivity of the Internet makes it more valuable to every participant, as a tool for communications, learning, commerce.
Networks Assigned
A measure of how many Internet networks are active here
750
722
Regional Rank: 14
Europe avg.
Addresses Assigned IPv6
A measure of how many Internet addresses are assigned here
76.3M
211.9M
Regional Rank: 21
Europe avg.
IPv6 Adoption
Enabling the Internet to support more users and more uses
15%
21%
Regional Rank: 23
Europe avg.
Internet Exchange Points
IXPs help strengthen local Internet connectivity, develop local Internet industry, improve competitiveness, and serve as a hub for technical activity
7
10
Regional Rank: 16
Europe avg.
Addresses Assigned IPv4
A measure of how many legacy addresses are assigned here
4.3M
16.1M
Regional Rank: 23
Europe avg.
Peering Networks
Peering networks help to keep Internet traffic local, provide faster connections, and improve the experience of the people relying on them
192
272
Regional Rank: 14
Europe avg.

Secure and Trustworthy Internet

A secure Internet is resistant to attacks on its infrastructure, delivering a robust service to its user community. A trustworthy Internet meets the expectations of its users by offering a resilient and reliable base for applications and services.
Naming Security Status
Adopting DNSSEC improves trustworthiness of Internet communications
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Active
Naming Security Adoption
A measure of how much local Internet users are protected by DNSSEC
46%
Regional Rank: 21
43%
Europe avg.
Routing Security Adoption
A measure of how much local Internet providers are checking validity of connectivity information they receive from other networks
2%
Regional Rank: 40
35%
Europe avg.
Routing Security Coverage IPv4
One measure of how much local Internet network providers are securing their infrastructure
86%
Regional Rank: 18
73%
Europe avg.
Routing Security Coverage IPv6
One measure of how much local Internet network providers are securing their infrastructure
80%
Regional Rank: 15
64%
Europe avg.

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