T-HT’s complaints against regulator dismissed in court

14 Mar 2014

Croatia’s Constitutional Court has dismissed a complaint against telecoms regulator HAKOM lodged by incumbent T-Hrvatski Telekom (T-HT), which had disagreed with historical decisions on the compulsory provision of wholesale line rental (WLR) including a provision allowing users who choose alternative operators to terminate fixed line network access contracts with T-HT. T-HT had appealed an earlier ruling against it by the Administrative Court which had upheld HAKOM’s previous decisions. Also dismissed by the Constitutional Court was T-HT’s complaint that its constitutional rights had been violated, including the right to a fair trial and the right to market freedom. The latest decision found that HAKOM had explained its legal position in a constitutionally acceptable manner and that T-HT had received a fair trial in the Administrative Court, the regulator reported on its website.