Telekom’s fibre rollout plans cramped by regulations

26 Oct 2009

Telekom Slovenije’s chairman Bojan Dremelj told the STA news agency on Friday that the telco expects to have to suspend investment in fibre-optic broadband infrastructure next year because of envisaged regulatory measures costing it a forecast EUR10 million-EUR20 million. Following a company meeting the majority-state-owned incumbent’s president Tomaz Berginc also declared that ‘unreasonable’ regulatory policies introduced by the Agency for Post and Electronic Communication (APEK) would have ‘considerable negative effects on the business of Telekom,’ and indicated that investment levels in general would suffer as a result. The meeting also concluded that the telco would continue with organisational restructuring of group subsidiaries to gain synergies and cost savings. A new detailed business plan for Telekom is set to be finalised after the next board meeting in mid-November.

Slovenia, Telekom Slovenije (incl. Mobitel)