Telekom Srbija’s acquisition of Blicnet approved by competition authority

8 Jan 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Council of Competition (Konkurencijsko vijece) has approved the acquisition of cable operator Blicnet by Telekom Slovenije, local news outlet Oslobodenje reports. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in October 2018 it was revealed that Telekom Slovenije was to acquire Blicnet for an undisclosed fee via its Bosnian subsidiary Telekom Srpske, which trades under the m:tel banner.

With the competition watchdog having subsequently invited comments from interested parties on the deal in the wake of its announcement, it is understood another of Bosnia’s cableco – Telemach – had objected to the proposed acquisition. However, having considered the matter with regards to the possible impact on competition in the fixed and mobile voice, broadband and pay-TV sectors, the Council of Competition has determined that the deal can move forward.

Bosnia and Herzegovina,Blicnet, Telekom Slovenije (incl. Mobitel), Telekom Srpske (m:tel),



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