Court upholds competition ruling against Telekom Slovenije

12 Jan 2015

Slovenia’s Administrative Court has dismissed an appeal by Telekom Slovenije in which it hoped to overturn a 2013 ruling by the country’s competition protection agency AVK, according to a report from Telecompaper quoting local news agency Sta. The AVK maintains that Telekom abused its dominant position in the wholesale bitstream broadband access market via its copper network in Slovenia during the period 1 December 2002 to 5 September 2005. An initial ruling against Telekom was overturned in 2009 due to faults in legal procedures, but the AVK relaunched its investigation and found the telco guilty in November 2013. Telekom has said it will study the court’s decision before deciding on further action.

Slovenia, Telekom Slovenije (incl. Mobitel)