Bosnian cable operator Telemach plans to invest BAM33 million (USD18.4 million) in 2016, according to comments made the company’s CEO Zeljko Batistic, and cited by Telecompaper. Investment priorities reportedly will be the creation of a unified portfolio of services and ensuring a consistent network quality in the more than 30 cities where the company operates. Further, Telemach is expected to expand its infrastructure in its existing network footprint, while new services are to be introduced in Q1 2016, such as Unifon, a telephone app for mobile devices that enables fixed telephony access on the move. A possible move into the mobile sector via a MVNO agreement with one of the nation’s cellcos could also be considered, noted Batistic.
Meanwhile, in separate but related news, Telemach has reportedly been accused of abusing its dominant market position, according to local press outlet Nezavisne. Smaller players in the sector including Elkatel, Elta-MT, Elsat and TX TV are understood to have written to members of parliament alleging that Telemach has made millions in profit through non-payment for the use of electricity infrastructure.