Slovenia’s regulator reports sector progress

7 Mar 2006

Slovenia’s telecoms regulator the Post and Electronic Communications Agency has published its annual report for 2005, showing increasing competition in the country’s communications market. In the report the agency says that while incumbent telco Telekom Slovenije still controls a large market share, smaller operators have made inroads. It adds that most of the new service providers are still dependent on Telekom’s infrastructure, and that the biggest gains by alternatives have been in the internet, IP telephony and IP TV markets. The regulator believes that infrastructure-based competition is likely to heat up in the next few years, with cable companies most likely to challenge Telekom’s dominance. Greater competition is also expected in fixed-wireless broadband connections and 3G mobile services.