Regulations on unbundling T-HT’s fibre local loop upheld

18 Apr 2012

The High Administrative Court in Croatia has upheld national communications watchdog HAKOM’s regulatory framework which dictates the terms, prices and conditions under which incumbent T-Hrvatski Telekom (T-HT) must offer wholesale direct fibre network access services to its rivals. A judge decided that HAKOM’s previous decisions complied with the country’s Electronic Communications Act, itself based on Europe-wide regulatory standards, despite T-HT’s argument that it required some level of initial regulatory exemption in order to commit to a full-blown national rollout of FTTx broadband network infrastructure.