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Broadband connections up three-fold in Slovenia

17 Jan 2006

The number of broadband internet connections in Slovenia trebled in the period January-October 2005, according to the Post and Electronic Communications Agency. The regulator reported that the rise in broadband lines in the country was faster than the average amongst EU countries – where lines were estimated to have doubled in the same period. The agency says that there are now over 100,000 ADSL connections in service, and around 60,000 cable broadband subscribers.

Incumbent fixed line telco Telekom Slovenije unbundled its ADSL and digital ISDN networks in September 2005, freeing customers from an obligation to subscribe to an ISDN package to obtain ADSL services. As a result of the move, more than 20,000 new ADSL connections were set up in the first two months following the decision, with Telekom forging agreements with internet providers including Medinet, Perftech, Siol, and Voljatel. Cable internet access is provided by Telemach, Arnes and KRS Tabor.


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