Slovenian competition watchdog opens probe against Telekom Slovenije

15 Sep 2008

According to Reporter.gr, Slovenia’s competition watchdog has opened a probe into an alleged abuse by Telekom Slovenije of its dominant position in the broadband market. The move comes after a long line of claims against the incumbent, including the most recent in May 2008, when internet service provider Amis filed a EUR56.8 million (USD80.8 million) suit alleging that Telekom had abused its position in the inter-operator broadband access market, in the unbundled local loop and sub-loop access market, and in the fibre-optic connections to co-location market. The Competition Protection Office has launched its investigation based on information provided by Amis, along with its own data, gathered while monitoring Telekom’s compliance with the prevention of the restriction of competition act and the Treaty establishing the European Community. Telekom Slovenije has responded to the probe, with a spokesman saying; ‘Telekom Slovenije conducts business in accordance with the valid legislation and good business practices and will prove during the course of these procedures that there was no abuse of dominant position.’